Thursday, August 09, 2007

Svalbard tourists hit by ice...

Svalbard has been in the news today - maybe some of you saw the story on the news.

Their tourist vessel: the "Alexey Maryshev" was hit by ice which had calved (or broken off) a glacier in Svalbard, and 18 people were injured.

A report on SKY NEWS website here, along with a brief video if you have the right plugin.

Apparently some of the tourists were seriously injured and taken to the hospital in Longyearbyen
In the Norwegian AFTENPOSTEN newspaper it was described as an 'avalanche'.

And don't forget during the holidays to check on the progress of Laurel - it's worth reading the final part of the COLD PHOTO blog which covers her final weeks in Siberia and her return to California. Look forward to hearing what she does next...

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