Friday, December 17, 2010

Yacht Crashes on Return from Antarctica

Seems this month has been extra wild in the Southern Ocean or at least the news coverage has been more extensive with there not being major whale wars news this season (or at least little coverage of it). First there was the tourist ship that had to limp pack to Ushuaia. Then earlier this week there was the sinking of a fishing vessel. Now there is an article about a yacht crashing earlier this week as well.

The yacht was on its way back from the Antarctic when the yacht lost power on Monday, December 13, 2010. The yacht was able to get to an Argentine bay, but the mast was broke here along with their line snapping. This caused the captain and his brother to be tossed overboard where they died in the cold water. The rest of the crew of 5 made it to shore and were rescued on Tuesday.

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