Ship carrying 122 passengers is adrift In Antarctica
CBSNews.com reports Thursday that a cruise ship carrying 122 people is adrift and taking on water after hitting the ground Thursday in the Antarctic but is in no danger of sinking, the Argentine Navy said.
The artlicle says that the ship named Ushuaia, with 89 passengers and 33 Argentine crew members, sent out an alarm around midday after it suffered two cracks and started leaking fuel and taking on water.
A Chilean Navy ship was on its way to help the Ushuaia and rescue its passengers, and was expected to arrive Friday morning.
"The ship is stable for the moment. No one has suffered any injuries and the situation on board is under control," the ship's captain, Jorge Aldegueri, told Todo Noticias. He declined to confirm the cause of the accident pending an investigation.
The ship was stuck near Wilhelmina Bay, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
According to the article, "it is not the first cruise ship to have trouble recently in the Antarctica, which has seen a surge in tourist visits."