Greenland: Cruise Ship Stranded After Running Aground is Freed

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The Facts

  • Three days after it ran aground in Alpefjord, a remote part of Northest Greenland National Park, a cruise ship carrying 206 passengers and crew was pulled free on Thursday. The ship's owner stated that it was freed "based on a pull" from a fisheries vessel as well as the ship's "own power."

  • The $33K-per-passenger ship, which is called the Ocean Explorer and is operated by Australian cruise company Aurora Expeditions, began its three-week voyage to Greenland on Sept. 1 and was scheduled to return on Sept. 22.

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