Bateau de croisière en difficulté au Nunavut!

Various articles and CNN reports on the 30th of August 2010 : An Arctic cruise ship ran aground on a rock in Nunavut’s Coronation Gulf last Friday and is being aided by the Canadian Coast Guard.

« …The MV Clipper Adventurer was en route from Port Epworth to Kugluktuk, Nunavut, when it grounded on an uncharted rock in the northwest Arctic and although the crew tried to dislodge the vessel during high tide on Saturday, it was unsuccessful.

Luckily, no passengers or crew were injured and although the 90-metre vessel was sitting on a slight list, it is stable according to the Mississauga, Ontario-based cruise company said.

According to the company’s website, the Clipper Adventure is « among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land, » the site says. « Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels. »

Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen took passengers to Kugluktuk, a small town on the shore of the Arctic Ocean, where accommodations had been arranged by the cruise ship company. They were then expected to fly to the Canadian city of Edmonton… »