“Passenger Vessel Grounding Shows Risks of Arctic Travel” –Maritime Executive

Profile view of the starboard side of the Russian research vessel Akademik Ioffe. The gangway is lowered with a Zodiac at its base. Photo: Ryan Sharpe, via Wikipedia

Maritime Executive reports on the results of an investigation into the 24 August 2018 grounding of a small Russian flag, research vessel turned passenger ship, AKADEMIK IOFFE in the Canadian Arctic.

The area is still not surveyed to the extent we have come to expect in the rest of the world. Not to mention it is a long way between SAR facilities. This could have been a lot worse.

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