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Viking Orion: hundreds of passengers stranded on cruise ship off South Australia due to ‘marine growth’

Ship hasn’t docked in a port since it cast off from Wellington in New Zealand on Boxing Day

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Hundreds of passengers stranded on a cruise ship off South Australia are hoping to set foot on dry land for the first time in seven days after the vessel was unable to dock at several ports due to a “marine growth” – reported to be a form of fungus – in the ship’s hull.

The Viking Orion has not docked in a port since it cast off from Wellington in New Zealand on Boxing Day, according to ship tracking website VesselFinder.com.

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