MV Sea Adventurer

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Clipper Adventure December 2007.jpg
  • 1975–1997: Alla Tarasova
  • 1997–2012: Clipper Adventurer
  • 2012–present: Sea Adventurer
Owner: International Shipping Partners
Port of registry:
In service: 1975
Status: In service
General characteristics (Refitted in 1998)
Class & type: Maria Yermolova-class passenger ship
Tonnage: 4,376 tons[1]
Length: 100.58 m (330.0 ft)
Beam: 16.31 m (53.5 ft)
Draught: 4.72 m (15.5 ft)
Ice class: A-1
  • 2 MAN B&W diesel propulsion engines rated approx 2,640 SHP each
  • 500 HP bowthruster
  • controllable pitch propellers
Speed: 12 knots
Capacity: 122
Crew: 72

MV Sea Adventurer[2] is an ice-capable expedition cruise ship operating commercial voyages to both polar regions, with Quark Expeditions of Norwalk, CT, USA. The vessel was renamed on 1st October 2012, having previously been registered as "Clipper Adventurer". She is the sister ship to the MV Lyubov Orlova. Built in 1975 in the former Yugoslavia as Alla Tarasova, she underwent an $13 million refit in 1998.

During the summer of 2009 Adventure Canada of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada carried passengers through the North West passage on the Clipper Adventurer.

On 27 August 2010, Clipper Adventurer ran aground of a supposedly uncharted rock in the waters of Nunavut's Coronation Gulf during a cruise. It was later found that the rock was indeed a known hazard and had already been properly reported by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.[3][4]

The salvage job was awarded to Resolve Marine Group, a Florida based Salvage company.[5] On 18 September 2010 the ship was successfully towed into Cambridge Bay.

External links[edit]

  • Photos from


  1. ^ Equasis
  2. ^ Quark Expeditions
  3. ^ Nunatsiaq Online (September 2010). "Clipper Adventurer ran into a charted hazard expert says". Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  4. ^ CBC News (August 2010). "Cruise ship stranded in Nunavut". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ Marine Log (September 2010). "Resolve Marine Group starts Clipper Adventurer salvage". Retrieved 2010-09-03.