Expedition Cruise Ship Grounding Kugaaruk Nunavut – One Ocean Expeditions’ cruise ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground (see video below) in the Gulf of Boothia near Kugaaruk, Nunavut, on Friday morning, August 24, 2018.
There were a total of 162 people aboard the grounded ship, including passengers. scientists and crew.
While the Akademik Ioffe was said to be taking on water, the hull damage was limited, according to a company statement. There was no further information available as to what caused the grounding.
All the passengers have been moved to the sister ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov.
Build in Rauma, Finland and launched in 1989, the 117 meters-long expedition cruise ship Akademik Ioffe has a capacity of 96 passengers with a crew of 65.
Classic NW Passage & Baffin Island 12-night cruise is priced at US $9,595.00.
The Arctic voyage includes:
- All zodiac and landing excursions
- Zodiac cruising, hiking, guided walks, photography workshops, fitness & yoga
- All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
- Welcome reception & welcome dinner
- One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
- Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
- Coffee, tea & hot chocolate available anytime
- Access to wellness area (Finnish Sauna, Plunge Pool filled with sea water, Hot Tub)
- Natural essential oil amenities
- Services of English speaking medical officer
- Black out curtains
- Clock radio with media connector
- Desk with chair
- Complimentary water bottle
- In room coffee & tea station
- In room private field guide
- In room private reference library
- In room mini bar
- In room iPad preloaded with reference and fictional content
- In room mini stereo
- Complimentary welcome package (wine, fruit basket, natural snacks)
- Complimentary field guide to Antarctica or the High Arctic
- Early morning adventure concierge coffee service
- Reykjavik, Iceland Cruise Port Views
- Webcams in Canada
- North Sea Cruise Ship Tracker
- One Ocean Expeditions Akademik Ioffee
Video:Grounded 161-passenger ship Akademik Ioffe re-floated in Canadian Arctic