Thursday, February 3, 2011

Polar Star Evacuated After Inspection

Yesterday I posted about the Polar Star having a hull breach and stopping to be inspected at Arctowski Station before returning to Ushuaia. The ship has now been inspected by divers and it was decided that the passengers would be evacuated and returned to Ushuaia via other Antarctic tourist ships coming through the area. The crew will stay with the ship and return with the ship to Ushuaia after some temporary repairs are done. The delay has made them cancel the Polar Star cruise scheduled to depart Ushuaia on Feb 6.

Read more about this here.

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