Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Passenger Vessel Runs Aground in the Far North; Coast Guard Responding

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Passenger Vessel Runs Aground in the Far North; Coast Guard Responding

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Passenger vessel grounded in Canadian Arctic

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KUGAARUK, Nunavut - A pair of Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers are responding after a passenger ship ran aground in the Far North.

The coast guard says in a tweet that the vessel ran aground near Kugaaruk, Nunavut, but is in stable condition, and no injuries or immediate danger have been reported.

In a media release, One Ocean Expeditions says the Akademik Ioffe became grounded in the western Gulf of Boothia on Friday morning.

It says all passengers are safe and that there has been no report of environmental concern.

The tour company, which has a mailing address in Squamish, B.C., says the captain has reported the incident to the relevant federal and territorial agencies.

It says the nearest vessel, the Akademik Ioffe's sister ship the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, is providing support and assistance. …

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