34 tourists including French injured by collision at Russian town, Spietsbergen

Tourist boat AURORA EXPLORER with 125 passengers on board collided while docking at Barentsburg, Russian mining town, on western coast of Spietsbergen island, Norway Arctic, Greenland sea, at around 1000 LT Jul 15. According to latest news, 34 people were injured by a sharp jolt, some seriously, suffering broken legs and arms. AURORA EXPLORER was shuttling tourists from cruise ship, according to Russian information. Nationalities of tourists unknown, French were mentioned, among others.
Tourist boat AURORA EXPLORER, IMO 9196723, GT 177, built 1999, flag Faroes, owner Arctic Explorer AS.



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