Cruise ship, Southern Ocean sea ice, Graham Land, Antarctic Peninsula.
The M/S Explorer cruises through sea ice in Antarctica in February 2005. A nautical navigation instrument helps guide the ship. The M/S Explorer sank after hitting an iceberg in 2007, and now lies sunk 600 meters deep in the Southern Ocean. Two and a half years after our successful trip, 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