Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Local excursion boat sinks - 23 passengers rescued

#expeditioncruising

Update: an accident report has been issued (PDF)


Greenlandic authorities investigating the sinking of the Inuk II, a locally hired excursion boat ferrying passengers from the Ponant vessel, L'Austral, in Ilulissat are not commenting on the accident until they have a complete overview of what caused the incident.

From the accident report (linked above) it turned out a drain hose in the stern had not been correctly refitted during shore repairs.

Full story:

http://arcticjournal.com/business/2512/quick-action-prevented-serious-tour-boat-accident