Monday 27 August 2018

All safe: Akademik Ioffe refloated after grounding in Canada

#expeditioncruising .

Akademik Ioffe, a Russian-flagged expedition vessel that ran aground in the Canadian Arctic on Friday, has now been refloated.

File image of Akademik Ioffe  (R Eime)

The vessel ran aground n the western Gulf of Boothia, Nunavut, in Canada. A spokeswoman for One Ocean Expeditions said on Saturday that the vessel was afloat and all passengers were safe. There have been no reports of pollution. One report suggests the vessel is actually taking water, although not in immediate danger.

Read full report at The Maritime Executive

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