Monday, August 6, 2018

Way, Way up North

Silversea's Silver Explorer is exploring way up north in Alaska. Actually it's sailing 19-night round trip from Nome, and it's been in the Russian Arctic. But on Friday, when a 35-year-old man aboard the ship began having cardiac problems, the ship moved within range of the US Coast Guard when they requested assistance.

The rendezvous point that was chosen was 150 miles northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska, in order to be within range of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter which was based at Kodiak.

Details appeared in the August 6 edition of Cruise News Daily.