Did the Holland America Line New Amsterdam Nearly Run Aground in Split Croatia?

New Amsterdam Cruise Ship - Split CroatiaYesterday several readers of our Facebook Page sent an article from a Croatian website regarding an incident involving the New Amsterdam cruise ship operated by Holland America Line (HAL).

The article describes a scene where the HAL cruise ship allegedly came perilously close to a beach at Split, Croatia. By some accounts, the anchor may have become loose due to high winds. Others suggest that the cruise ship may have intentionally close to the public beach area.

The article has a short video clip as well as a few photos.

Does anyone have additional information about this story?

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Balkanoid - June 11, 2013 12:37 PM

There was an incident because the anchor broke loose but apparently the whole incident was blown out of proportion. The ship never got to less than 150 meters from the shore.

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