A cruise ship carrying 206 people ran aground in Greenland near Nuugaatsiaq, a tiny island located in the northwestern part of the country, last month.
The vessel, named the Serenity, was en route from the port of Akunnaaq in Greenland to an Arctic research station when the incident occurred.
At the time of the occurrence, the ship had 206 passengers and crew on board. Fortunately, everyone aboard the vessel was quickly evacuated and there were no casualties.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, however, it is believed that the ship may have missed its navigation beacon, leading to it running aground on the island.
Immediately after the accident occurred, emergency services were dispatched to the scene. A helicopter was sent from Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, to rescue the passengers and crew of the ship.
Similarly, a search and rescue vessel was also dispatched to provide assistance in the area. The vessel’s crew worked hard to evacuate the stranded passengers to safety.
Meanwhile, the ship’s crew and local authorities worked together to staunch the fuel leak from the vessel and reduce the environmental impact of the incident.
Although the incident was initially reported as a major incident, the outcome could have been much worse if it weren’t for the quick and efficient response from the emergency services.
The Serenity is currently being assessed for damages before any decisions are made regarding its fate. Since the incident was caused due to a navigation error, the safety of maritime travel has been strengthened with additional security measures.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety and monitoring in maritime travel. It is crucial that safety protocols are followed and vessels are closely monitored to ensure such incidents do not occur in the future.