World Explorer accidents and incidents

World Explorer cruise ship


Length (LOA)
126 m / 413 ft

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CruiseMapper's World Explorer cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 200-passenger vessel owned by Quark Expeditions. Our World Explorer accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • deaths - 2022 (2x passengers during a boat tour)

15 November 2022Crew / Passenger Deaths

On November 15, 2022, two male passengers died during a zodiac boat excursion (launched from the ship) close to Elephant Island (Antarctica). They both drowned after the semi-rigid motorized boat (carrying 6 passengers plus 2 crew/expedition staff) overturned/capsized near shore.

The accident was officially confirmed by Quark Expeditions in a statement on Nov 18th. Reportedly, the sea was smooth, with just light winds, and the boat was overturned by a breaking wave. The deceased were elderly Americans (aged 76 and 80).

World Explorer was on a 14-night "South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Penguin Safari" (cruisetour) roundtrip from homeport Ushuaia (Argentina).

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