And despite the fact that the polar bear injured the guard, Twitter is furious that a threatened species was killed.
The Svalbard archipelago is a region between mainland Norway and the North Pole.
"Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has worked comprehensively and co-operatively with the Norwegian authorities to reconstruct and clarify the incident on the ground and will continue to do so", the company added.
The injured man was taken by helicopter to the town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island.
Tourist expeditions are required to employ bear guards for the safety of the passengers. If the opportunity presents itself, polar bears will also consume carcasses, such as those of dead whales. In Arctic regions, their numbers have declined - a development linked to the loss of sea ice.
"Polar bears are only observed from aboard ships, from a safe distance", the company says. "Customers need to start asking themselves if they feel good about a native bear being shot dead to enable their selfish intrusion into this attractive creature's home", wrote one upset poster.
That almighty crash comes as the result of Facebook shares collapsing by 18% when the New York Stock Exchange opened its doors. More likely, though, market buzzards are holding off because of how quickly some analysts are turning on the company.
Friday, July 27, will be a date to remember, as the total lunar eclipse will be visible to the naked eye throughout Morocco. The July 27 Blood Moon eclipse , the longest lunar eclipse this century can be seen from Taiwan overnight on July 27-28.
It has been alleged members of Demi's team noticed she was in a bad place a few weeks ago, and tried to stage an intervention . Demi Lovato's ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama , was photographed rushing to her bedside after her reported overdose .
But the night-time transformation of the moon into a bloody-red orb can be seen by anyone on the Earth below while it is night. Be very afraid - a " blood moon " is coming, accompanied by Mars, the God of War, shining more fiercely than it has for years.
The Chicago Cubs are gambling a change of scenery and a pennant race will help Cole Hamels return to form. Butler, 27, had a 4.08 ERA in eight relief appearances this season. "He's a great competitor".
Videos from the scene show multiple homes in flames, and forest officials said at least five residences have been destroyed. Authorities ordered residents to leave Idyllwild and several neighboring communities, home to about 12,000 people.
In Wednesday's press statement announcing the articles of impeachment, Jordan once again criticized Rosenstein. The DOJ has a legitimate lawful basis for keeping certain documents secret in a pending investigation.
The acting head of the government of New Zealand Winston Peters has urged the Australian government to change the national flag. But in 2016, after a finalist for a new flag had been selected, nearly 57 percent of Kiwis opted to keep their old flag.
Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid at the National Stadium before they also play Paris St Germain on Sunday. The German Football Association said it " emphatically rejected " Ozil's accusations of racism.
May told MPs about her decision in a written answer to the House of Commons as it was preparing to close for its long summer recess.
Trump echoes Giuliani defense: 'Collusion is not a crime'
Giuliani made headlines Monday when he gave a series of rambling TV interviews in which he stated that "collusion is not a crime". President Trump said Tuesday that "collusion is not a crime" - echoing the words of his lawyer Rudolph W.
Greece appeals for help after deadly fires ravage coast
In Finland's northernmost Lapland province, fires have ravaged woods and grassland close to the border with Russian Federation . Firefighters stand on a cliff top where burned trees hug the coastline in Mati east of Athens , Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
Spieth's title defense at British Open ends without a bang
England's Eddie Pepperell had set the early clubhouse target after a superb 67 left him five under par, four shots off the lead. But it wasn't going to spoil the 42-year-old American's day. "I picked up where I left off and it was a great day's work".