The Danish military’s Arctic Command said Tuesday that the ship was initially unable to free itself. It said the “Ocean Explorer” had been lying in the fjord, 1,400 kilometers northeast of the capital Nuuk, since Monday.
“The nearest help is very far away, our units are very far away, and the weather can be very adverse,” said Brian Jensen, head of Arctic Command. There have been no reports of injuries on board the plane so far and there is no immediate threat to passengers or the environment, he said.
Jensen said the nearest Arctic Command unit was an observation ship that was 1,200 nautical miles (2,220 kilometers) away at the time of the incident. This means that the ship that ran aground could not be reached until Friday morning (local time). So officials asked a nearby cruise ship to stay where it was. So that you can help if the situation changes.