On August 23 2020, a cruise ship carrying 206 people ran aground close to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The cruise ship, named “My Ocean,” struck rocks near the small Arctic settlement of Qaqortoq and became stranded.
Luckily, the cruise ship was able to drop anchor and keep its passengers safe while rescue services, including a nearby helicopter, arrived at the scene. Two divers from the Greenlandic navy provided technical support to the situation.
Fortunately, none of the 206 passengers were injured, and they have been safely transferred onto other vessels while emergency responders worked to get the boat back afloat. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.