Greenland: Cruise ship pulled free after three days stuck in mud

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A luxury cruise ship that has been stuck in the mud in Greenland since Monday has finally been pulled free. The Ocean Explorer and its 206 passengers and crew were rescued on Thursday by a Greenland research trawler after it was grounded within the Northeast Greenland National Park. The boat’s owner, SunStone, said there were no injuries to anyone onboard. However, tour operator Aurora Expeditions said a small number of people had come down with Covid-19. The Ocean Explorer became stuck in mud and silt above the Arctic Circle in Alpefjord, 1,400 km (870 miles) northeast of Greenland’s capital Nuuk. A number of attempts were made to free the ship during high tide but they failed. The Danish military’s Joint Arctic Command said an inspection vessel had been due to arrive at the scene on Friday.” (09/14/23)