Noordam rescues 41 persons at Glacier Bay

By ,   June 16, 2015 ,   Accidents

While in proximity to Jaw Point at Glacier Bay, Alaska, Holland America’s ms Noordam assisted 41 persons traveling on a disabled 79-foot sightseeing boat June 10, Wednesday.

The ship responded to a call for aid at 12:35 p.m. local time to assist the sightseeing vessel Baranof Wind, as it was experiencing mechanical troubles close to Johns Hopkins Glacier.

MS Noordam lowered a tender to collect 40 tourists and a Glacier Bay National Park ranger.

The president of Holland America Line, Orlando Ashford said they were proud of the proficient response Capt. Van Donselaar and his team had executed in assisting the travelers of Baranof Wind. He added their crewmembers were highly trained to respond when needed.

Following lunch on board ms Noordam, the sightseers have been brought to Bartlett Cove, the place where their excursion had originated, at 5:30 p.m. local time. HAL Noordam then sailed for its next call port, Ketchikan, Alaska, where she arrived on June 11, Thursday.

The cruise ship was in the middle of a 7-day Alaska cruise, sailing roundtrip from Vancouver BC, June 6, Saturday.