A year ago…

06 Dec

Good heavens, is it that long?

From M:

in pucon in chile on my way 2 antarctica

Oh dear!


The actual trip didn’t happen for another month. M loved it.

I see the same trip has hit trouble again just this week:

A Chilean navy vessel on Friday evacuated all 89 passengers, including 11 Australians, from an Argentine cruise ship which had run aground in Antarctica, an official in charge of the operation said.

They were taken off the cruise liner Ciudad de Ushuaia, which became stuck on Thursday in Wilhelmina Bay, part of the Antarctic peninsula that reaches towards the southern tip of South America, Commander Alan Nettle said.

Argentine authorities on Thursday said the passengers and 33 crew members were all unhurt and the vessel was in no danger of sinking…

Other accidents have happened in the past to cruises in the region.

In December 2007, a Norwegian cruise liner, Fram, floated adrift for two hours before rescue in the same region with 256 passengers and 70 crew on board after its engines failed.

In November 2007, a Canadian-owned ship, Explorer, sank after hitting an iceberg. Its 154 occupants abandoned ship in lifeboats and were rescued without injury, though a massive fuel slick sullied the pristine protected nature zone.

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