Free at last: Aurora Expeditions’ MV Ocean Explorer freed after running aground in Greenland

Free at last: Aurora Expeditions’ MV Ocean Explorer freed after running aground in Greenland
Edited by Travel Weekly


    The cruise ship the MV Ocean Explorer has been freed after it ran aground in Greenland, Aurora Expeditions has confirmed.

    “We are pleased to confirm that the MV Ocean Explorer has been successfully freed from its grounding in Alpefjord, Greenland, on Thursday 14 September 2023, with the help of the TARAJOQ vessel,” it said in a statement.

    “All onboard are safe and there is no damage to the environment. We are waiting on the relevant authorities for advice regarding our next steps.”

    “We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the management and team of the TARAJOQ vessel, for assisting us during this challenging time, and our team who have worked tirelessly to
    ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers.

    “We also sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding of our passengers during this process. We remain committed to assisting them as the situation progresses.”

    The ship ran aground at the weekend with numerous Australians and New Zealanders onboard.

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