Monday, August 5, 2013

Amver cruise ship assists in rescue of 102 in Alaska

The Amver participating cruise ship Statendam assisted in the rescue of 102 sightseers from a disabled tour boat near John Hopkins Glacier, Alaska on Friday, August 2, 2013.

The sightseeing boat Baranof Wind suffered mechanical problems and alerted rescue authorities of their situation. The Statendam, an Amver participant since 1993, diverted to the location and used its tenders to embark all of the tourists. The Statendam brought the tourists to Bartlett Cove and resumed its scheduled voyage.

The cruise ship Statendam, managed by Holland America Line, has earned 17 Amver awards for participation.

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