Cruise ship runs aground on uncharted rock in Canadian Arctic

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — About 200 passengers had to be evacuated when a cruise ship ran aground on an uncharted rock in the Canadian Arctice, The Province newspaper reported. The Clipper Adventurer got stuck on the second-to-last day of a 15-day tour in western Nunavut. Although the weather was fine and a Canadian Coast Guard cutter was able to reach the area and offload the passengers, the incident raises questions about whether Canada has enough rescue assets in the North. 
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By Professional Mariner Staff