$500,000 for damages made by MV CLIPPER ADVENTURER.
The Canadian Coast Guard is demanding almost half a million dollars for suffered damages from the cruise ship MV Clipper Adventurer and its owners.
The coast guard, through the federal government, started a lawsuit.
The vessel ran aground near Kugluktuk, Nunavut, in August 2010 after crashing in an uncharted rock shelf. The Coast Guard's Amundsen vessel had to rescue the 128 passengers after the Clipper Adventurer's crew was not capable to dislodge the ship.
The lawsuit informs that the damages are to prevent, repair or minimize pollution from the vessel's grounding. The Coast Guard announced that when the machine was grounded, 13 tanks aboard were damaged. Some of those tanks held fuel, freshwater and sludge.
Another Coast Guard vessel, the Sir Wilfrid Laurier, was sent to the location of the accident to observe the salvaging of the vessel and the potential pollution from the crash.
The owners of the Clipper Adventurer started a lawsuit against the federal government last spring telling they should have been given more data about the hazard.