Passengers and crew stranded on a grounded ship off Canada's Arctic Coast over the weekend were on their way home Monday, news agencies reported.
At approximately 7 p.m. local time on Friday, the Clipper Adventurer was grounded on an uncharted rock, according to Mississauga-based Adventure Canada, the ship's owner. The ship was en route from Port Epworth to Kugluktuk.
There were 128 passengers and 69 crew members onboard. No injuries were reported.
Canadian authorities were notified and a Canadian Coast Guard vessel arrived at the site last night to assist in disembarking the passengers from the ship. "The passengers are understandably tired but remain in good spirits," Adventure Canada reported.
On Monday, Adventure Canada arranged flights for passengers to Edmonton, from where they will continue making their way home.
At the time of the grounding, the seas were calm, there were sunny conditions and good visibility with no wind or swell, according to Adventure Canada. Attempts to dislodge the vessel during high tide on Saturday were unsuccessful.
Between the Friday grounding and the Monday rescue, "weather remained favorable, the passengers continued to enjoy onboard programming and hospitality, some even taking the opportunity to enjoy some sun on deck," Adventure Canada said.