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Norwegian cruise ship refloated after running aground near Bermuda

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Norwegian Cruise Line says ship temporarily lost power and contacted the channel bed. Norwegian Cruise Line says ship temporarily lost power and contacted the channel bed.

(CNN) -- A Norwegian Cruise Line ship that ran aground near Bermuda has been refloated and will be inspected Wednesday, the cruise line said.

"With high-tide this evening, the ship was floated and moved to a nearby anchorage position where it will remain overnight," Norwegian said in a statement late Tuesday. "The ship will be thoroughly inspected in Bermuda ... before returning to Boston."

The ship, Norwegian Dawn, has 3,737 people on board -- 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members.

No one was injured and the ship isn't taking on water, Chief Maritime Operations Controller Denis Rowe said.

Norwegian said the ship was fully operational with all on-board services available to guests.

But it was a loss of power that got the ship in trouble.

"Norwegian Dawn temporarily lost power as the ship was departing King's Wharf, Bermuda," spokeswoman Vanessa Picariello said. "The ship's propulsion was affected and, at which time, the vessel made contact with the channel bed."

Twitter user Rachel Hansen posted photos from the ship.

One shows a tug pulling on the Norwegian Dawn.

"An action shot of the tug boat attempting to pull us to freedom, I can see it from my balcony in my cabin," Hansen tweeted.

The Norwegian Dawn originally sailed from Boston to Bermuda, according to Norwegian Cruise Line's website. It is 965 feet long and weighs 92,000 tons.

Petty Officer Lanola Stone of the Coast Guard in Massachusetts said it's unclear whether the ship will continue to its next destination or the passengers will disembark.

CNN's Roxanne Garcia, Sam Stringer, Dave Alsup and Lawrence Crook III contributed to this report.

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