Local Boat Sinks in Greenland: 23 Cruise Passengers Rescued

   August 16, 2016 ,   Accidents

Police in Greenland are investigating an accident on Sunday which resulted in the sinking of a local boat carrying 23 passengers and 3 crew members.

Everyone onboard the locally hired power boat was rescued by nearby local boats, as well as by inflatable boats belonging to L’Austral, which was located some 100 m away.

The cause of the incident, which took place at about 1 a.m. on Sunday morning in Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland’s most-visited tourist destination, remains unknown.  

Investigators, however, say no other vessel was involved, and that the boat either struck something in the water or was struck.

The L’Austral is a French-flagged luxury ship launched in 2011 and operated by Compagnie du Ponant. It has a capacity of 264 passengers and 140 crewmembers.

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