Holland America Line's ms Statendam Assists 103 Sightseers And Ranger In Glacier Bay, Alaska

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 
ship's bridge. 
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, 
Aug. 4. 
"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." 
Editor's note: Images by Bert van Mackelenbergh and Dirk van Aarsen are 
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cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New 
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all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top 
Mariner's Dream Beds. 
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