Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship employee near North Pole

Polar bear attacks cruise ship employee on Arctic island

The animal was killed after attacking a cruise ship guard on Norway's Svalbard archipelago, which lies within the Artic Circle, according to the Joint Rescue Coordination for Northern Norway. "As the attempts of the other guards to evict the animal, unfortunately, were not successful, there had to be intervention for reasons of self-defense and to protect the life of the attacked person".

A helicopter brought the injured guard to the nearby town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island. The polar bear was shot dead.

A polar bear was killed after attacking a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on the Svalbard archipelago archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole on Saturday.

The guard suffered non-life-threatening head injuries and is said to be in a stable condition.

Norwegian authorities said the animal advanced on the group as they disembarked the cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole.

An estimated 60% of it is covered with ice, and its 3,000 polar bears are said to outnumber the human population. "We are extremely sorry that this incident has happened".

Lewis Hamilton - Everything came together to secure Hungary pole
Speaking to Sky Sports after the session, team boss Toto Wolff echoed Hamilton's sentiments. I think in hindsight for sure we go on the ultras just to be safe, that was too close .

700+ Migrant Families Still Separated as Reunification Deadline Passes
We need to press them for reunification especially for the kids whose parents have been deported and they've been left behind'. Others also said the forms were hard to understand due to a language barrier or misinformation from immigration officials.

Babies die after pregnant women given Viagra
A second trial with the same drug in Canada has also been paused, though there is no indication anyone there has been harmed. Low birth weight contributes to 60% to 80% of neonatal deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization .

Svalbardposten, who was first to report about the incident, says the tourists belonged to the cruise ship "MS Bremen".

Reaction to the death of this polar bear has been swift.

Mr Gervais om Twitter said: "Let's get too close to a polar bear in its natural environment and then kill it if it gets too close".

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said it was "self-defence".

"Landings are possible only in a few places; these are not there to serve the goal of polar bear observation, on the contrary: polar bears are only observed from aboard ships, from a safe distance. This great predator has little respect for humans and risky situations can easily arise if people get too close", says the NPI, Norway's central governmental institution for scientific research in the Arctic. A promotional film (see above) highlights wildlife, including polar bears.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Plans to celebrate tour win by Thomas in Wales
Jul 30, 2018 - 03:30
It was his way of saying he was there to win and if that meant aggressively chasing the yellow jersey, he would do it. I didn't think about it for the whole race, and now suddenly.I've won the Tour, man!"

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EA Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Starts Next Week
Jul 30, 2018 - 03:01
The most premium part of the new offering is that Origin Access Premier subscribers will get early access to every new EA title. In return for your money, you gain access to 75 EA games with the service slowly opening up to also offer non-EA titles .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spectrum Ordered to Leave New York
Jul 30, 2018 - 02:34
Luckily, the ruling has no impact on New Yorkers and their ability to access cable television services. Spectrum provides cable TV, internet and phone service to a wide swath of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scaramucci: 'Very Possible' Trump Didn't Know of Trump Tower Meeting
Jul 30, 2018 - 02:10
At one time, Giuliani said he hoped to make a final decision on whether or not Trump testifies by July 4. Davis did not immediately return a message seeking comment about Trump's claims .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Free hepatitis testing in downtown PG
Jul 29, 2018 - 05:01
If undiagnosed or untreated, it may lead to progressive scarring, known as fibrosis, and risks of cirrhosis and liver cancer. Many baby boomers have been living with the infection for years without knowing it.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Klopp has no issue with Mourinho´s opinion on Liverpool
Jul 29, 2018 - 04:02
The Reds have splashed the cash throughout July with marquee deals for Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Mourinho said: 'Maybe this season finally you demand they win.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top J.Crew's sales soar as Meghan Markle wears £45 clutch bag
Jul 29, 2018 - 03:30
On the website you can see how many bags were purchased - before Meghan wore it there were 66 sold. Markle wore a belted, denim resort dress by Carolina Herrera with her hair swept back into a bun.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Top Obama Economist: GDP Even Stronger Than It Looks
Jul 29, 2018 - 02:57
A revised estimate for the first quarter showed that in the first three months of the year growth was 2.2 per cent. Of course there will be criticism (including from me) on how Trump got this growth.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are reportedly engaged
Jul 29, 2018 - 02:11
We have been shooting non-stop and simultaneously preparing for worldwide schedules", Zafar tweeted on Saturday. While Katrina Kaif is his first choice, Jacqueline Fernandez is also being considered.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Issues Warnings on North Korean Supply Chains, Slave Labor
Jul 28, 2018 - 09:55
Shares of South Korean companies with exposure to North Korea rose after the news that the satellite site was being dismantled. Anchor: North Korea appears to have begun dismantling facilities at its missile engine test site in North Pyongan Province.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top World treated to incredible blood moon
Jul 28, 2018 - 09:51
But a small amount of light does actually pass through the outer parts of the Earth's atmosphere and reflect off the moon. According to scientists, the longest possible theoretical duration for totality during a lunar eclipse is 107 minutes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Disney & Fox Shareholders Approve $71.3 Billion Merger
Jul 28, 2018 - 07:32
Department of Justice, Disney , which owns sports network ESPN, said it would divest 22 of Fox's regional sports networks. Regulators in the USA have already approved the plan, but it still needs the go-ahead in many other countries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook finally suspends Alex Jones and Infowars for hate speech
Jul 28, 2018 - 07:31
Later, the company said it would remove, rather than down-rank, misinformation that could lead to physical violence. The suspension follows action by YouTube this week which saw four videos removed from the InfoWars channel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Are Engaged!
Jul 27, 2018 - 11:19
After their little world tour, Priyanka and Nick were photographed cycling on the streets of New York City. Meanwhile, Nick is pretty much Disney royalty, and has a Game Of Thrones star as a soon-to-be in-law.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Body of Irish man missing in Greek wild fire found
Jul 27, 2018 - 11:16
The Greek national fire department said Thursday morning that the death toll from the fire that broke out Monday night was 82. Winds of more than 100km/h in Mati caused a "sudden progression of fire" through the village, said Stavroula Maliri.