Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cruise North Cancels Visits

Nunatsiavut communities awaiting the arrival of Cruise North Expedition’s ship will have to wait a while longer.

Actually, they’ll be waiting until next season.

Jillian Dickens is the Manager of Marketing and Communications with Cruise North Expeditions.

She says they had to cancel their Spirit Mountains expedition indefinitely.

Their ship, the Russian-operated Lyubov Orlova, ran into some problems during a routine safety inspection in St. John’s.

The inspectors found a problem with the ships control system for its emergency bilge pumps.

The repair took several days to complete which resulted in the cancellation of their Labrador destinations.

The route would have taken the ship to Rigolet, Nain and Hebron ports in late June-early July.

Dickens adds that it is very unfortunate that they cannot make it to Labrador’s ports this season.

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