UnCruise Adventures Begins Repairs Aboard Wilderness Discoverer

UnCruise Adventures has announced significant progress in addressing the recent engine room fire aboard Wilderness Discoverer, which occurred on June 5. A The company said in a statement that the safety and well-being of all guests and crew continue to be the company’s utmost priority. It remains that no injuries resulted from the fire or subsequent transfer of guests and crew. Vigor shipyard in Ketchikan, AK will facilitate the vessel’s repair process.

The vessel has gone through inspections by regulators, underwriters and the company’s internal safety team. The fire was limited due to the speedy action of the captain and crew. The port main engine wet exhaust mufflers were the source of the heat/fire. The area damaged by heat is the size of a small chest freezer and contained between two deep frames on the port side of the engine room. Outside of this relatively small area, the damage is primarily from smoke and soot. The company’s dedicated team is working to expedite the repair process, aiming to restore the vessel to its optimal condition. The repairs are being carried out in line with the company’s focus on safety.

In response to the incident, UnCruise Adventures implemented a plan to ensure the smooth continuation of guests’ adventure experiences. Additionally, the company will re-accommodate all guests scheduled for upcoming weeks of adventures aboard the Wilderness Discoverer, as needed. The guests will enjoy a seamless adventure on a similar vessel. UnCruise Adventures remains fully committed to ensuring the safety, security and satisfaction of its guests and crew.

“We deeply appreciate the understanding and patience demonstrated by our guests during this period. Our team is working tirelessly to minimize any inconvenience caused by the incident and to provide alternative arrangements that maintain the exceptional level of adventure and exploration that UnCruise Adventures is known for,” said owner and CEO, Captain Dan Blanchard.

The company also expressed gratitude for the support and kind words received from guests and travel advisors.

For more information, visit www.uncruise.com.

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