November 23, 2007
Passengers evacuated after cruise ship hits iceberg
The BBC reports that one hundred passengers and crew have been rescued from a stricken tourist ship after it hit ice off Antarctica.
The 1969-built 401-passenger capacity M/S Explorer is listing at 30 degrees close to the South Shetland Islands, in the Antarctic Ocean.
Susan Hayes, of Gap Adventures, which owns the ship, said 91 passengers and nine crew members were evacuated to lifeboats and then to another ship.
Gap Adventures said 23 Britons, 17 Dutch, 10 Australians, 13 Americans and 10 Canadians were among the passengers.