The ‘Ocean Explorer’ position, courtesy of

There are no reports of injuries on the luxury cruise ship ‘Ocean Explorer’, which was grounded in the remote ‘Northeast Greenland National Park’ with 206 passengers onboard. Unfortunately, the tide was not high enough to free the vessel of Australian cruise operator ‘Aurora Expeditions’. According to the ‘Joint Arctic Command’, the Danish military unit responsible for protecting Greenland, the nearest rescue boat was 2200km away at the time of the incident: if the weather remains fine, it could reach the cruise ship not sooner than Friday.

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