The 90 meter long, 700 dwt passenger ship Plancius became disabled in the South Atlantic near Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The vessel had suffered engine failure with a fault in a control box. The Plancius went adrift for a several hours until the crew could make repairs. The engine were restarted and the vessel continued on its journey. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Plancius was returning to Ushuaia from Antarctica with 92 passengers on board.
The 89 meter long, 700 dwt passenger ship Plancius became disabled while off Grytviken, South Georgia Island. The vessel with 70 passengers suffered partial engine failure near the port and dropped anchor near the island. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. Another vessel was requested to pickup the passengers and take them to Montevideo. After the passengers are transferred, the Plancius is to proceed under its own power to Montevideo for inspection.