Thursday, September 2, 2010

Amver ship runs aground in the Arctic

Clipper Adventurer
The Maritime Executive and reported about the recent grounding of the Amver participating cruise ship Clipper Adventurer.  According to reports, the Clipper Adventurer was sailing in the Northwest Passage when it struck an uncharted rock near Nunavut on Friday August 27, 2010.  The Canadian Icebreaker Amundsen was diverted to ferry the passengers to Kugluktuk.
Here is a first hand account by account by a Clipper Adventurer passenger.

Can't see the video?  Click here.
Search and rescue in the Arctic will continue to be a challenge as the ice melts and tourism increases. We have blogged about Amver and its use as a force multiplier in the Arctic before. As more vessels sail in Arctic waters we hope they consider enrolling in Amver. We also hope search and rescue authorities with responsibility in Arctic waters will request Amver data when managing search and rescue cases.

What are your thoughts on this case?
Photo credit: susanvg

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