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RCGS Resolute Briefly Arrested in Nunavut

By ,   August 20, 2019 ,   Accidents

One Ocean Expeditions' cruise ship has been briefly arrested on Baffin Island earlier this month, a rare occurrence in the passenger ship sector (and rarer in near-Arctic latitudes). 

A commonplace occurrence in merchant shipping are judicial arrests over payment disputes, especially in busy hubs such as Singapore, but are relatively rare for cruise liners. In this case, RCGS Resolute faced a claim of around $100,000 CAD from Atship Services, Nova Scotia ship's agency.

RCGS Resolute cruise ship

The ship's arrest was executed on August 9 in the capital of Nunavut, Iqaluit, and was quickly resolved. As of August 19, Resolute was operating in a remote Greenland fjord. 

The 1991-built RCGS Resolute is operated by the British Columbia-based cruise company One Ocean Expeditions and is the first ship ever designated as a "Royal Canadian Geographical Ship." The upcoming itinerary of the vessel includes a journey of Greenland and eastern Northwest Passage beginning on August 31, followed by repositioning to Antarctica. 

For other RCGS Resolute accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.