luxurious cruise ship that ran aground in a distant Greenland location with 206 folks on board has been pulled free by a trawler, a spokesperson for Denmark’s armed forces stated on Thursday.
The Ocean Explorer has 206 passengers on board however ran aground on Monday in Alpefjord, a nationwide park 870 miles (1,400km) northeast of Greenland’s capital Nuuk.
Denmark’s armed forces and the cruise ship’s operator have stated there have been no accidents among the many passengers or crew on Thursday.
There had been three prior makes an attempt to rescue the cruise ship which had three circumstances of Covid onboard.
“These passengers are presently in isolation. They’re sorted by our onboard physician, medical workforce and crew, and they’re doing nicely,” the Australia-based Aurora Expeditions stated in a press release addressing the Covid circumstances.
The others on the MV Ocean Explorer had been “secure and wholesome”, it added.
The vessel left the Norwegian port of Bronnoysund on September 6 and ran aground 249 miles (240km) away from the closest settlement, Ittoqqortoormiit.
Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald quoted a retiree from Australia, Steven Fraser, who’s on the ship, saying: “Everybody’s in good spirits. It’s a little bit bit irritating, however we’re in a wonderful a part of the world.”
The vessel has 77 cabins, 151 passenger beds and 99 beds for crew, and a number of other eating places.
Forward of the profitable rescue operation, the Arctic Command stated its “first precedence” was to have its bigger inspection vessel, Knud Rasmussen, attain the positioning on Friday.
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