Squamish based One Ocean Expeditions says all passengers and crew are safe, with no injuries and no environmental concerns reported following a ship that ran aground.

On August 24th a One Ocean Expedition operated ship, the Akademik loffe became grounded in the western Gulf of Boothia, in the Canadian Arctic.

In a statement the company says that as per standard procedure, the Captain of the vessel contacted all relevant Federal and Territorial agencies, and that a nearby sister ship provided assistance.

One Ocean Expeditions General Manager, Catherine Lawton says that nn the days and weeks ahead, they will continue to assist the ship’s owners and government agencies with their review of the incident. “We would like to extend sincere thanks to all of our guests for their patience and understanding… We are also relieved that there has been no environmental impact related to the incident.” says Lawton.

Effected passengers arrived in Edmonton on August 26th and were met by One Ocean Expeditions staff. Those passengers have since made their way onward to their home destinations. The Akademik loffe remains at anchor at the request of Transport Canada. Decisions on its next port of call and repair are the responsibility of the ship’s owner in consultation with the Coast Guard and Transport Canada officials.


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