National Geographic Orion accidents and incidents

National Geographic Orion cruise ship

Former names
Nat Geo Orion, MS Orion

Length (LOA)
103 m / 338 ft

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CruiseMapper's National Geographic Orion cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 106-passenger vessel owned by Lindblad Expeditions. Our National Geographic Orion accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • propulsion/power loss - 2016 (Antarctica)

27 December 2016Propulsion / Power Loss

On December 29, 2016, due to engine problems, Lindblad Expeditions canceled several of the boat's scheduled Antarctic cruises from Argentina.

The accident occurred on December 27, when the ship was leaving Antarctic Peninsula en-route back to homeport Ushuaia (Argentina) via the Drake Passage. The technical issue resulted in reduced speed. Next scheduled departure (December 27) and all January 2017 itineraries were canceled, allowing the vessel to enter drydock for repairs.

20 January 2013Boat Rescue

On January 20, 2013, while navigating in the South Pacific Ocean, the cruise ship rescued from a liferaft the renowned yachtsman Alain Delord. Man's location was approx 900 km (560 ml) south-southwest of Hobart (Tasmania). Delord had abandoned his yacht, which hull was damaged in rough weather.

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