Two cruise passengers aboard a Quark Expeditions voyage to Antarctica have died after their Zodiac overturned in a tragic accident.
The guests on board world explorerwere on a Zodiac that overturned near shore, Quark Expeditions said in a statement to Seatrade Cruise News.
“A Zodiac boat carrying six passengers and two expedition staff overturned near shore, tragically killing two,” Quark said.
“The weather conditions were light winds and calm seas, and it appears the accident was caused by a breaking wave. The other four passengers and two staff are recovering under the care and observation of our doctors and medical staff on board,” the statement continued.
The incident occurred on November 15 near Elephant Island and the world explorer turned back to Ushuaia on Friday.
“We are in close contact with the next of kin and our current priority is to support them, our passengers and our crew as we investigate further,” Quark said.
“We will continue to work and offer our assistance to those involved during this difficult time, including cooperating fully with the relevant authorities.”
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. Two people die in the crash Quark Expeditions Zodiac Antarctica