Friday, November 23, 2007

Another tourist incident near the Poles.

Another incident in Antarctica today which featured a cruise ship. There has been a huge growth in this more 'extreme' tourism.
After the incident in Svalbard earlier in the year, where ice blocks fell on the deck, the focus has now switched to the other hemisphere.
The ship involved was the M/S Explorer.
Image below from BBC News
Earlier today, it struck something and the passengers were put in the life boats as the crew tried to pump out the water which was pouring into the ship, but had to abandon when the power failed.

The BBC NEWS article is useful.

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