100 evacuated safely from cruise Ship after it struck ice off Antarctica

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

All 154 passengers and crew members have been rescued safely from a Canadian cruise ship that began taking on water after hitting ice in the Antarctic.

A Norwegian cruise ship in the area responded to a distress call from the Canadian vessel Explorer. The captain of the Norwegian ship tells Britain's Sky News that no one was injured, though some of those rescued were wet.

A spokeswoman for the Canadian company that owns Explorer says it had completed an ecological tour of Antarctica when a chunk of ice tore a fist-sized hole in its hull. She describes the evacuation process as "calm" and says the Norwegian ship has enough room to accommodate all the passengers.

She says the Explorer is listing and in danger of sinking.

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