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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cruise ship trapped in ice for four days

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/cruise-ship-stuck-in-antarctic-ice-3153483

More than 100 penguin-loving tourists including dozens from Britain are trapped by ice off Antarctica aboard a Russian ice-breaker cruise ship, officials and the tour operator said on Monday.

The Kapitan Khlebnikov is in a bay near Snow Hill island, located off the northeastern end of the Antarctic Peninsula, and cannot leave as the bay is sealed off with ice, the Russian transportation ministry said.

"The wind has currently slowed down in the area and the massing of the ice has ended. Everything is calm aboard the ice-breaker, nothing is threatening the passengers and crew," the ministry said in a statement.

"When the wind changes to a favourable direction, the ice-breaker will head into clear water and on to the port of Ushuaia," at the extreme southern end of Argentina, the ministry predicted.

There were 105 passengers aboard the vessel and the total delay in the ship's scheduled trip could be around two days, it added.

The ship has been at its current location for four days, German Kuzin, an official with the Far Eastern Shipping Company, the ship's owner, said in televised remarks.

"There's nothing to worry about there," Kuzin said. "To put it plainly, the ship got stuck between an island and an ice massif."

4 Comments:

Anonymous maria said...

That will put their plans back wuite a bit, I hadn't heard this at all. Doesn't sound very serious though.

11/19/2009 12:37 PM  
Anonymous All Inclusive said...

Amazing how fast ice can move. All this technology, and this still happens today!

12/31/2009 12:05 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not new thing.sinking of titanic was also same as this event is.just technology has been upgraded.

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