Boat accident in Barentsburg: all seriously injured are now brought to Longyearbyen
Nineteen of those injured on the catamaran Aurora Explorer are now transported to Longyearbyen by helicopter. No one is life threateningly injured.
The most seriously injured are and will be sent on ambulance flights to the University Hospital in Northern Norway (UNN) in Tromsø. Those with minor injuries and the rest of the passengers are now transported with the coast guard ship KV Andenes to Longyearbyen.
Longyearbyen Community Council has established an evacuee center in Kulturhuset where there will be food, drinks and information for the passengers. Relatives of passengers can also go to the center.
There were a total of 121 passengers and 4 crew members aboard the Aurora Explorer when it collided into the quay in Barentsburg on Sunday morning. The passengers have different nationalities. The catamaran is owned by the company Arctic Explorer in Tromsø.
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