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Saturday, 15 September, 2001, 16:06 GMT 17:06 UK
QE2 diverted from New York harbour
The QE2
The luxury liner will now dock in Boston
The terrorist attack on New York has resulted in a re-routing for the luxury liner, the QE2.

Passengers have been told they will not be sailing into New York because there is nowhere for the ship to dock.

A spokesman for the ship's operator, Cunard, said they had been told to re-route the ship as all three piers in New York's West Side were in use in the wake of the tragedy.

One pier was being used as a morgue for the thousands killed when the two World Trade Centre towers collapsed.

Another was holding the debris from the wreckage, while a third was serving as a resting place for emergency service workers.

The QE2 had been due to dock in New York on Sunday morning but will now go to Boston instead.

Its 1,700 passengers will then be taken by bus to their destinations.

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