The Costa Atlantica cruise ship ran into trouble just after leaving Dockyard at 1pm today. She is seen here just west of Dockyard at 2:10pm.<em> *Photo supplied</em>
The Costa Atlantica cruise ship ran into trouble just after leaving Dockyard at 1pm today. She is seen here just west of Dockyard at 2:10pm. *Photo supplied
THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2:45PM UPDATE: A cruise ship experienced steering problems minutes after leaving the island this afternoon.

The Costa Atlantica departed Dockyard at 1pm and just a few minutes later, the Bermuda Maritime Operations received a distress call.

The duty officer told the Sun: “The ship departed Dockyard at 1:10pm. She reported problems with her steering.

“The pilot immediately stopped the ship and ordered two tugs to come out to assist.

He continued: “The tugs came alongside and took her to an area with more sea room and then the engineers were able to fix the problem.

“The vessel is under her own power and making her way round to the east end, and is being escorted by two Bermuda Maritime tugs.”

The ship arrived in Bermuda yesterday morning and is now on its way to Port Canaveral, Florida.