Cruise ship, Southern Ocean sea ice, Graham Land, Antarctic Peninsula.
The M/S Explorer cruises through sea ice in Antarctica in February 2005. The M/S Explorer sank after hitting an iceberg in 2007, and now lies sunk 600 meters deep in the Southern Ocean. The Explorer, owned by Canadian travel company GAP Adventures, took on water after hitting ice at 12:24 AM EST on Friday November 23, 2007. 154 passengers and crew calmly climbed into lifeboats and drifted some six hours in calm waters. A Norwegian passenger boat rescued and took them to Chile's Antarctic Eduardo Frei base, where they were fed, clothed, checked by a doctor, and later flown to Punta Arenas, Chile. The ship sank hours after the passengers and crew were safely evacuated.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download