The Pride of America captain sounded the ship’s horn Wednesday morning as a warning to a small fishing vessel, a Norwegian Cruise Lines spokeswoman said Thursday.
“The horn is only used when absolutely necessary,” AnneMarie Mathews said by email. “As the ship was making its final approach towards anchorage position on Wednesday, a small fishing boat was in a position of possibly colliding with the ship. In order to avoid collision, the bridge team sounded what is known as the ‘danger signal,’ consisting of five short and rapid blasts on of the horn (they did first try to make radio contact with the vessel but they did not respond).”
Mathews apologized if the early morning horn noise woke any Kailua-Kona residents.