• Cruise ship headed to Ketchikan makes U-turn to Seattle port

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    A cruise ship on its way to Ketchikan, Alaska, from Seattle had to make a U-turn after experiencing a power failure.

    The Coast Guard said the ship lost electricity, steering and propulsion but regained power after a while.

    Chopper 7 flew over the ship and it was halfway between Edmonds and Kingston.

    A Port of Seattle spokesperson said the ship is operated by Celebrity Cruises. KIRO 7 found out it is the Celebrity Solstice.

    The ship made its way back to port and was inspected before it left at 1 a.m.

    The Coast Guard said the ship's engine had a misfire that caused the blackout.

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