Squamish's One Ocean Expeditions “restructuring” months after vessels withdrawn

An international cruise tourism company with a location in Squamish has issued a notice they are restructuring.

The announcement comes months after the withdrawal of two of their three operating vessels by the ship owners.

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A statement signed by One Ocean Expeditions’ managing director, Andrew Prossin, was posted on the company's Facebook on Oct. 29. It said, “The withdrawal of these ships was an unexpected and destabilizing event, and the violation of our contract remains the subject of ongoing legal action.”

While thanking passengers and partners, the company said it is in “a difficult period of restructuring.”

“We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to passengers and our long-standing partners and we remain focused on doing everything possible to move our company forward.”

The media contact for One Oceans Expeditions was unavailable. The doors to the Second Avenue office were locked and the office was dark on Tuesday afternoon.

The statement did not include information about passenger bookings, refunds or impacts to staff members.

The Chief has talked to at least one tour operator in the U.K. who has a group scheduled to go out with the company this weekend. They are in limbo waiting to hear if there will be a voyage at all, the operator said.

The Chief has reached out through multiple channels connected to the company and will update this story if we get more information.

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