SunStone will have to pay 3.8 million DKK
The Danish shipping company SunStone will have to pay 3.8 million DKK for the assistance of the 'Ocean Explorer' by the Norwegian Nature Institute's fisheries research vessel 'Tarajoq'. The purpose of the agreement entered into by the Greenland Nature Institute (GN) and SunStone Maritime Group was to compensate GN for the expenses and risks that were expected to be associated with the task. The task was assessed and priced at a total of DKK 3.8 million, based on the 'Tarajoq's' daily operating expenses and a general risk assessment of the task. The agreement with SunStone Maritime Group was entered into by GN's shipping office and the crew of 'Tarajoq' jointly. An experienced maritime lawyer ensured that the agreement was concluded according to standard legal terms (of 1959) for towing and towing. GN's insurance companies also approved the agreement before the work began. It was still unknown why the cruise ship ran aground in the Alpe Fjord. As of Sep 20, the ship remained stationary in Reykjavik for, among other things, inspections of the hull by divers. Report with photo: https://www.soefart.dk/article/view/1052805/millionregning_efter_gronlandsk_grundstodning
Cruise ship reached Reykjavik
The 'Ocean Explorer' arrived in Reykjavík on Sep 17 at 4.30 p.m. UTC, after being towed from the grounding site in Greenland on Sep 14. It sailed from the grounding site to Reykjavík under its own engine power. The ship will be thoroughly surveyed in the port.
Police concluded investigation
The Greenland Police concluded the initial investigation in the afternoon of Sep 15 in connection with the 'Ocean Explorer's grounding in Alpefjord in Northeast Greenland. The cruise ship with 206 passengers and crew members on board could resume its voyage and sailed out of the Alpefjord. The Greenland Police, together with the Danish Maritime Authority, the Sirius patrol, the Arctic Command and the crew of the inspection ship 'Knud Rasmussen' have carried out an investigation into the grounding. There must subsequently be an assessment of the overall investigation in relation to whether there have been violations in connection with the grounding. The 'Ocean Explorer' can therefore sail on, but was ordered by the Danish Maritime Authority to sail in a port so that the ship's bottom can be examined by divers. Thiswill probably happen in Iceland.Upload News