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ARCTIC DRAMA FOR Clipper Adventurer

31 August, 2010


Adventure canada operators of the passenger cruise vessel CLIPPER ADVENTURER issued a statement advising that the vessel had struck an uncharted rock in the vicinity of 67 58 N 112 40 W during the evening of 27Th August at approximately 1910 local time.

At the time of the incident, the seas were calm, sunny conditions and good visibility with no wind or swell however, efforts of the vessel's crew to free the vessel during high tide on August 28th were unsuccessful leaving it resting with a slight list. The vessel condition was stable and all passengers and crew were reported to be same and unharmed. With the favourable weather conditions, the passengers continued to enjoy the on board hospitality with some taking time out to enjoy the sunshine.

Following notification of the incident , the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel AMUNDSEN was dispatched to the scene and arrived to assist in disembarking the passengers from the ship. The passengers are understandably tired but in good spirits were transferred to AMUNDSEN the same evening. The transfer of the passengers and their luggage began during mid afternoon and was completed by 1800 local time. AMUNDSE, with her warmly welcomed guests, made way for the hamlet o Kugluktuk some 44 nautical miles away. AMUNDSEN arrived at Kugluktuk during the early morning of the August 30Th and were made welcome at the community hall to away transportation to Edmonton Ontario where they were expected to arrive at 1400.

Adventure Canada expressed their appreciation to the Canadian Coastguard and to the Kugluktuk community for their efforts in welcoming the guests and crew of CLIPPER ADVENTURER following the mishap. CLIPPER ADVENTURER can accommodate has principal dimensions of 100.1 meter length with a breadth of 16.31 meters. The vessel can accommodate 122 passenger guests in 61 cabins on four deck levels is an ice class vessel registered in the Bahamas and was originally built in 1975 as the Alla Tarasova in the then Yoguslavia and underwent USD thirteen million refit during 1998

Adventure Canada wishes to thank to the Canadian Coast Guard and the community if Kugluktuk for the assistance and care provided to the guests and staff of MV Clipper Adventurer.

Source - ADVENTURE CANADA

 
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