Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Amver cruise ship struck by massive wave

The Amver participating cruise ship, Silver Explorer, was struck by large waves injuring several crew members after leaving on January 4, 2013 from Ushuaia, Argentina to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.

According to a release from Silversea, "All 133 guests and 113 crew members are safe; no guests were injured but four crew members received minor injuries and were treated in the ship's Medical Center."

The Silver Explorer is an ice strengthened expedition passenger vessel. The Bahamanian flagged ship enrolled in Amver in 2003 and has earned four Amver awards for participation.

According to the release, the Silver Explorer has full power and control, passengers are able to stay in contact with their family members, and the ship has resumed its voyage back to Ushuaia.

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