Admiralty Dream accidents and incidents

Admiralty Dream cruise ship

Former names
Spirit of Alaska

Length (LOA)
44 m / 144 ft

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CruiseMapper's Admiralty Dream cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 54-passenger vessel owned by Alaskan Dream Cruises (Small Cruise Lines). Our Admiralty Dream accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • aground - 2008 (Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska)
  • deaths - 2016 (ship's Captain)

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names Spirit of Alaska (1979-2010 by Cruise West) and Admiralty Dream (since 2010 by Un-Cruise Adventures / formerly "American Safari Cruises" and "InnerSea Discoveries").

04 July 2016Crew / Passenger Deaths

On July 4, 2016, at ~5:45 am, a crew found the ship's Captain dead in his cabin. The 47-year-old Kenneth Adam was found unresponsive and CPR was promptly administered. The ship then contacted the USCG and AST (Alaska State Troopers).

During the accident, the boat was navigating in Chatham Strait (Alexander Archipelago, Alaska) en-route to Pavlof Harbor State Marine Park (Chichagof Island), with scheduled arrival at 6:30 am. The ship was detoured to Angoon (Admiralty Island) for having docks for both ships and floatplanes. It anchored near Angoon Ferry Terminal, approx 57 ml / 90 km south of Juneau AK. The investigators classified the death as "accidental".

04 June 2008Ship Grounding

(MS Spirit of Alaska) On June 4, 2008, the ship hit a rock while navigating in Tracy Arm Fjord (Inside Passage, Alaska). While the vessel sustained only minor hull damage, the required USCG inspection led to cruise cancellation.

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