Akademik Ioffe icebreaker accidents and incidents
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|03 August 2008||
On August 3, 2008, the chartered by Quark Expeditions icebreaking ship was scheduled to end the cruise / disembark all passengers in Resolute Bay (Nunavut, Arctic Canada), frome where they were supposed to fly to Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) via First Air charter flight.
However, due to ice conditions, the ship's Zodiacs (large-capacity inflatable boats) were not able to ferry the passengers ashore, so the icebreaker had to continue to Arctic Bay (Borden Peninsula, Baffin Island).
The flight charter to Ottawa was re-scheduled from Arctic Bay. However, due to mechanical problems, the plane remained grounded at Nanisivik (Baffin Island) waiting for the needed repair parts and a mechanic to be flown in. Due to the delayed repairs, all passengers had to stay in Arctic Bay overnight. Most of them were accommodated in the ship's gymnasium, some were accommodated ashore (in the town's hotel and B&B).
On August 4, all the 97 passengers plus the Quark Expeditions crew were disembarked.
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