A Holland America Line cruise ship rescued 40 passengers and a guide after their tour boat was disabled by an engine room fire. According to a news release from the National Park Service, ms Noordam responded to a call for assistance from Baranof Wind on June 10 in the “remote upper reaches” of Glacier Bay National Park.
Captain Van Donselaar dispatched one of Noordam’s lifeboats to Baranof Wind to transfer the small vessel’s occupants to the cruise ship. Noordam, brought the rescued passengers to Bartlett Cove, where the day tour originated, and then continued to Ketchikan as scheduled.
This is not the first time that passengers of Baranof Wind were rescued by Holland America. A similar incident occurred in August 2013, when ms Statendam aided 100 passengers, and in August 2012, when ms Volendam rescued 70.
The 1,924-passenger Noordam was on the fifth day of a seven-day round trip voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia at the time of the rescue.