Research ship with URI students runs aground in the western Gulf of Boothia

A research vessel carrying a team of University of Rhode Island scientists and students ran aground Friday in the western Gulf of Boothia, a body of water in Nunavut, Canada. All passengers and expedition members are safe, and there is no report of any injuries or environmental concerns. The Akademik Ioffe had been refloated by Saturday morning, according to URI. >click to read< More about their adventure,, All ship passengers are safe and being cared for on sister ship, company spokesperson says – Andrea Beaubien, a spokesperson for the One Ocean Expeditions tour company, said Saturday morning that the Akademik Ioffe had “come afloat” and that all its passengers were safe and being cared for on another ship. >click to read< 09:51

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