Astilleros y Servicios Navales S.A. (ASENAV) shipyard in Chile has contracted ABB for a power and propulsion system for Antarctica21’s newbuild boutique expedition ship Magellan Discoverer. It is the first hybrid-electric polar cruise ship featuring Azipod propulsion...
A new refloat attempt of the Ocean Explorer has proven successful. This morning (local time), the expedition cruise ship that grounded off Greenland was pulled free by the Institute of Natural Resources’ research vessel Tarajoq. On Monday afternoon, 11 September, West...
The expedition cruise ship Ocean Explorer ran aground in Alpefjord, in the national park in Northeast Greenland, on Monday afternoon. The Danish Joint Arctic Command reports a first refloat attempt has failed. On Monday afternoon, 11 September, West Greenlandic time,...
A rogue wave incident involving the Viking Polaris occurred on November 29, while the ship was sailing towards Ushuaia, Argentina. One person died in the accident and another four were injured. The ship sustained limited damage during the incident and arrived in port...
In a grand ceremony on board the Viking Polaris moored in central Amsterdam, two famous female polar explorers christened both this novel explorer cruise ship and its sister ship Viking Octantis on 30 September. At the same time, Viking also celebrated its 25th...
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