Holland America Line's ms Statendam Assists 103 Sightseers And Ranger In
Glacier Bay, Alaska
SEATTLE, Aug. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - While leaving from Margerie Glacier to depart
Glacier Bay, Alaska, Holland America Line's ms Statendam assisted 103 persons
on a disabled sightseeing boat Friday, Aug. 2. Statendam responded to a call
for aid at approximately 1:45 p.m. local time to stand by to possibly assist
the 79-foot sightseeing vessel Baranof Wind, which was experiencing mechanical
troubles and had lost power in the ice near John Hopkins Glacier.
The ship lowered two tenders, which collected 102 tourists and one Glacier Bay
National Park ranger and returned to Statendam. A Glacier Bay National Park
ranger aboard Statendam assisted in coordinating the assistance from the
The sightseers were brought to Bartlett Cove, where the Baranof Wind's
excursion originated, at approximately 7:30 p.m. local time. The ship then
sailed for Seward, Alaska, where it is expected to arrive on schedule Sunday,
"Statendam's Captain Jochem Bakker and his crew responded quickly and
professionally to assist the passengers of Baranof Wind," said Richard
Meadows, executive vice president marketing, sales and guest programs for
Holland America Line. "We are proud of our officers and crew."
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