Registered Owner: Plancius
bv - The Netherlands -
Beneficial owner: Oceanwide Expeditions bv. - Operator: Oceanwide Expeditions.
Vlissingen , April 12 -2012
Reduced propulsion power of m/v Plancius interrupts Atlantic Odyssey
voyage. All passengers and crew are safe and sound.
The Atlantic Odyssey voyage onboard m/v Plancius is
interrupted since 09 April 2012 due to the vessel experiencing an
incapacitation caused by mechanical dysfunction of the main propulsion
system causing a reduced propulsion power. The ship is sheltered in safe
position resting alongside the jetty of King Edward Point Research
Station in Grytviken.
Passengers, crew and expedition staff are
safe. There is no threat to life or the environment
The spirit on board is - given the
circumstances - good and passengers indulge in local
walks and excursion program organized by expedition
a result of the propulsion failure the ship has only
very limited sailing capabilities ( maximum 4-5 knots in
calm conditions), which means the vessel will not be
able maintain course in rough seas of the open ocean. It
is planned that all 73 passengers and some crew members
will be repatriated onboard chartered
passenger vessel m/v Ushuaia. The vessel is scheduled to
arrive in Montevideo on April 24 for disembarkation and
connecting travel arrangements .
|Aquired by Oceanwide
dec. 2006 converted at Shipyard Reimerswaal - Hansweert to an expedition/cruiseship
for Polar operations.
Entered service: 1976 - Refits: 2007/2009/2014 - Gross tonnage: 3.434 - Pass.
cap. lower beds: 108 - All berths: 112 - Passenger decks: 5 - Length:
Beam: 14,40 m. - Drive diesel/electric: 3 diesel engines make Stork-Werkspoor 8 cyl. power each 918 kW.
- Propulsion: 1 electric motor make AEG power 2.100 kW. - 1 fixed propeller - Service speed: 12 knots - Max.speed 15
knots - Emergency propulsion: - 1 controllable pitch
propeller electric driven - built-in rudder
300 kW. -
of modern Azipod drive - Built: Shipyard de Merwede - The Netherlands - Yard no. 612 - Converted:
Shipyard Reimerswaal - Hansweert - The Netherlands - Classification:
Lloyds Register - Flag: The Netherlands.
(A906) former oceanographic research vessel owned by
the Dutch Navy
| Passenger space ratio all berths: 30.66
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