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Northern Lights cruise cancelled

A 15-day cruise, which was due to leave from the West Country, has been suddenly cancelled. All 700 passengers were already on board.

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Inspection found safety issues

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has told us that officials went on board the Discovery at the end of last week as part of a routine inspection, and found a number of issues with 'safety management systems'.

This related to crew familiarisation of the ship and training.

The MCA ordered that the vessel should remain in place until the owners had made a number of improvements.

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