Thursday, June 18, 2015

Holland America Line to the Rescue

Last Wednesday, June 10th, Holland America Line’s ms Noordam assisted 41 persons on a disabled sightseeing boat in the vicinity of Jaw Point at Glacier Bay, Alaska. Responding to a call for aid at approximately 12:35 p.m. local time Noordam assisted the 79-foot sightseeing vessel Baranof Wind, which was experiencing mechanical troubles near Johns Hopkins Glacier.

The ship lowered a tender, which collected 40 tourists and one Glacier Bay National Park ranger and returned to Noordam.

“We are proud of the proficient response Captain van Donselaar and his team executed in assisting the passengers of Baranof Wind,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Our crewmembers are highly trained to respond when needed and we were fortunate to have been nearby to provide support.”

Following lunch onboard Noordam, the sightseers were brought to Bartlett Cove, where the Baranof Wind excursion originated, at approximately 5:30 p.m. local time. Noordam, in the middle of a 7-day Alaska cruise that sailed roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, June 6th, then sailed for its next port of call, Ketchikan, Alaska, where it arrived on Thursday, June 11.

Image Courtesy Holland America Line

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