Ocean Endeavour accidents and incidents

Ocean Endeavour cruise ship
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Former names
Konstantin Simonov, Francesca, The Iris, Kristina Katarina

Length (LOA)
137 m / 449 ft

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CruiseMapper's Ocean Endeavour cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 450-passenger vessel owned by Quark Expeditions. Our Ocean Endeavour accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • collision / allision - 2015 (Antarctica ice)
DateAccident
  15 November 2015Ship Collision / Allision

On November 16, 2015, at ~3:30 am, the vessel sustained hull damage after hitting ice in Antarctica. The accident resulted in cancellation of the next scheduled voyage. No injuries or any environmental damages / sea pollution were reported.

The collision occurred near South Shetland Islands. The ship was carrying a total of 167 passengers (24 different nationalities), all of which remained onboard and safe. They were all disembarked in Ushuaia Argentina on Dec 16.

Temporary repairs were made en-route. However, as the ship had to enter drydock for final repairs and inspection, Quark Expeditions canceled the next itinerary (departure Nov 17). Booked customers on the cancelled cruise were fully refunded. The company also covered (up to USD 500 pp) airfares not reimbursed by travel insurance. Passengers re-booking for 2015 were allocated to other Antarctica itineraries (including on longer than the cancelled one) at no additional cost.

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