This story has been in the news for the last few days.
The M/S Explorer was a tourist vessel operated by a company called GAP Adventures.
The ship was holed by ice. There are some dramatic pictures of the ship listing, surrounded by thick sea ice.
This article in the Daily Telegraph has some good links and videos to look at.
Several articles give the exact position of the ship when it sank, and this can then be viewed in Google Earth so that you can see the remoteness of the location.
This is a reminder of the risks involved, although we said last time that there was a lot of difference between the early explorers and the explorers of today.
A series of photos on the BBC website.
This is a very useful BBC article which attempts to explain:
WHY DO PEOPLE GO TO THE POLES ON HOLIDAY ?
This website provides statistics for the number of people who visit Antarctica on their holidays.