Friday, December 10, 2010

Antarctic Cruise Safely Returns to Ushuaia After Wave Damage

Seems every year there is some news about a cruise ship that reaffirms that the seas are rough and the Antarctic is still as adventurous and unpredictable an environment as ever. This week it has been about an Antarctic cruise ship damaged by a large wave that broke the window to the bridge and caused water damage to communications and radar. The cruise was on its way to Antarctica and had to turn around and limp (or whatever ships do) back because it could not use all its engines. Everyone onboard is safe other than some bruises and black eyes caused when the ship moved unexpectedly in the rough seas, although I imagine that happens to at least a few on almost every Antarctic voyage.

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