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Antarctic Cruise Ship Rescue

A cruise ship in the antarctic ran into some trouble and is sinking according to this article from the AP.

Apparently, there is a hole the size of a fist and some hull damage, causing the passangers to have to be evacuated. All passengers are safe and accounted for, according to the coast guard.

The incident took place near the South Shetland Islands, on the vessel named “Explorer”. Rescue teams from Norfolk, Virgina and Argentina responded to the call for help.

The saga is over, hopefully. MSNBC has a good article covering the evacuation and safe recovery of cruisers. MSNBC Article.

Read more about cruise ships and health at sea on the Cruise Ship Medicine page over at AdventureDoc.org

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