Registered Owner: Ushuaia Adventure Corp.- Argentina. - Operator: Antarpply Expeditions
Former names: Researcher - Malcolm Baldrige was built as an oceanographic research vessel for the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration -US. Acquired by Ushuaia Adventure Corp in 1990
Entered service: 1970 - Tonnage: 2.923 - Passengers based on 2: 84 - All berths: 90 - Length: 84,73 m. - Beam: 15,54 m. - Passengerdecks: 5 - Max.speed: 14 knots - Cruising Speed: 12 knots - Total installed power: 2 Alco diesel engines of 1600 Hp. - 1 Bowthruster 500 kW. - Built: American Shipbuilding -Toledo( Ohio) - USA - Classification: International Naval Surveys Bureau - Flag: Comoros
On 04 December, 2008, MV Ushuaia grounded at the entrance of Wilhelmina Bay, near Cape Anna. An initial assessment of damage indicated that while there was no imminent danger and no threat to life, it would be precautionary to transfer passengers to another vessel before trying to refloat. All 84 passengers were safely evacuated from the grounded expedition ship Ushuaia to a Chilean naval vessel this morning 05 dec.Floated on 08 dec. with the assistance of a Chilean tug Start operations after repair jan.next.
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