The 117 meter long passenger cruise ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground in the Gulf of Boothia near Kugaaruk, Nunavut, Canada. The vessel was on a cruise of the arctic with 160 passengers and crew when it struck bottom and sustained water ingress. Authorities were alerted and dispatched two icebreakers and various aircraft to the scene. Even with damage, the Akademik Ioffe was in stable condition and there were no injuries on board.
Owners of the Akademik Ioffe dispatched another vessel, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, to the scene the following morning. Aided by authorities, all passengers and some crew were transferred off the Akademik Ioffe to the Akademic Sergey Vavilov. A small number of crew remained on board when the the passengers ship was refloated and proceeded to Kugaaruk where it anchored. No reports of pollution released.