Friday, December 10, 2010

Cruise ship averts Antarctic disaster

The cruise ship Clelia II was stuck by a series of rough waves and was partially disabled near the Drake Passage recently while on an Antarctic cruise.  The ship, while widely reported to be part of the Polar Cruise family, is a member of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators which posted this release about the incident.  The Clelia II was assisted by the Amver participating expedition vessel National Geographic Exlorer which enrolled in the Amver system in 2008.

Just how rough were the seas the ships encountered?  Take a look and judge for yourself!

Can't see the video? Click here.

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