Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Oceanwide Plancius update

22 April: Tugboat comes to aid of Plancius in South Georgia. (Alistair Wilson)
The  mechanical dysfunction of the main propulsion system of mv Plancius is repaired. The ship left Montevideo on 08 May and is now en route to home port and will be back in the Netherlands  on 05 June for another check up and yearly inspection in dry dock. Oceanwide Expeditions had to cancel the first two Arctic voyages ( North Atlantic, 7 – 18 June 2012 and North Spitsbergen, 18 – 25 June 2012) due to the delay and repairs. Most passengers have been  rebooked on alternative Spitsbergen departures onboard Noorderlicht, Ortelius, Antarctic Dream and Plancius. The vessel will start its Arctic season as scheduled with voyage PLA06, North Spitsbergen, 25 June – 04 July 2012 (starting and ending in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen).