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Cruise Ship Spends Christmas
Stuck in Ice off Antarctica

ABC News, by Russell Goldman

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/26/2013 4:32:38 AM

Fifty-seven people spent Christmas aboard a cruise ship that has become stuck in the ice in a remote region off the coast of Antarctica and rescue vessels are at least two days away, Australian maritime officials told ABC News. The Russian-operated Akademik Shokalskiy, an ice-strengthened vessel built in 1984 for oceanographic research, became stuck in the ice about 1,500 nautical miles from Hobart, Tasmania, and issued a satellite distress call early this morning, Andrea Hayward-Maher of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said. “We’ve been in touch with the master of the vessel, who says they are beset by ice,” spokeswoman Hayward-Maher said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/26/2013 7:32:55 AM     (No. 9668021)

Just sit tight folks, Glo-Bull Warming will free your ship in hours. I know that because I listen to Algore and he´s NEVER wrong.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/26/2013 7:55:36 AM     (No. 9668051)

There are worse ways to spend Christmas. Imagine being on a cruise ship in the Caribbean with no plumbing or air conditioning.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/26/2013 9:15:02 AM     (No. 9668144)

Why would anyone pay money to get on a ship, travel 1,500 miles, to look at ice?

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