UnCruise Adventures Skiff Partially Flooded in Bartlett Cove

The Small Ship Adventure Cruise Line Reports Positive Response to Partially Submerged 27-Foot Open Deck Skiff 

JUNEAU, AK, July 19, 2022 – UnCruise Adventures experienced an incident shortly after departing the Bartlett Cove dock in Glacier Bay National Park on July 18th.  The incident happened after a successful day’s operations. While maneuvering away from the dock the 27-foot open deck skiff towed by the Wilderness Legacy began flooding for unknown reasons and partially submerged. No passengers or crew were aboard the skiff, and all are in good spirits. The company’s immediate priority was to recover the two portable, six-gallon fuel containers and coordinate with federal and private response management. It has been determined that the environmental impact from this is minimal with an estimated two cups of gasoline escaping inside the boom the crew set up around the skiff. Due to the minor nature of the incident, the US Coast Guard will not deploy a team.

“Our immediate priority is to assure minimal environmental impact. We were pleased to remove the two portable gas containers” shares, UnCruise Adventures CEO Captain Dan Blanchard. “We have engaged with the appropriate local authorities and immediately enacted action plans via our Captain and crew. I look forward to quickly resolving this and returning our guests to normal operations shortly.” 

The company expects to return to operations with guests by the end of the day. Guests onboard will be provided an appropriate remuneration or reimbursement for the adventure cruise interruption. The preparedness of the Wilderness Legacy Captain and crew confirmed a positive outcome for the unexpected incident and demonstrated the emergency preparedness of the crew.

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Media contact:

Liz Galloway | UnCruise Adventures pr@uncruise.com       

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About UnCruise Adventures   

UnCruise Adventures’ is a responsible travel and adventure leader in the small boat industry. They operate boutique yachts and small boats carrying 22-86 guests on voyages in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington, Galápagos, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, and Colombia. UnCruise Adventures was picked as the top adventure cruise line by Cruise Critic. Travel & Leisure readers also named UnCruise Adventures in its World’s Best Awards and its list of top 10 small ship ocean cruise lines three years in a row. UnCruise Adventures is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Transformational Travel Council.