Silver Cloud’s Cruise to Antarctica Cancels due to engine failure

Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

Silver Cloud's CruiseThe malfunction of a fuel pump and engine left the Silver Cloud adrift as it headed toward Antarctica on November 20, 2017.

 

 

The power was reportedly restored to the ship in about an hour, permitting the Silver Cloud to return to Puerto Madryn in southeast Argentina for repairs.

 

 

However, the following day, Silversea Cruise concluded that the replacement fuel pump part would not be delivered in time for the ship to cruise to Antarctica.

 

 

 

The recently-refurbished ship of Silver Sea was scheduled to call on the Falkland Islands, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula on a 16 day expedition between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia.

 

 

 

There is a rough weather had delayed the Silver Sea Cruise, with the capital of the Falklands, Stanley, being omitted from the itinerary.

 

 

 

Silver Sea Cruise costs the passengers around £12,000 (nearly $16,000) each. The engine failure occurred in “relatively light seas”.

 

 

The malfunction of a fuel pump and engine left the Silver Cloud adrift as it headed toward Antarctica on November 20, 2017.

 

 

 

The power was reportedly restored to the ship in about an hour, permitting the Silver Cloud to return to Puerto Madryn in southeast Argentina for repairs.

 

 

However, the following day, Silversea Cruise concluded that the replacement fuel pump part would not be delivered in time for the ship to cruise to Antarctica.

 

 

The recently-refurbished ship of Silver Sea was scheduled to call on the Falkland Islands, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula on a 16 day expedition between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia.

 

 

There is a rough weather had delayed the Silver Sea Cruise, with the capital of the Falklands, Stanley, being omitted from the itinerary.

 

 

 

Silver Sea Cruise costs the passengers around £12,000 (nearly $16,000) each. The engine failure occurred in “relatively light seas”.

 

 

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