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Icebreaker with 100 penguin-loving tourists stuck in Antarctic ice

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17 Nov 09 – A Russian icebreaker carrying more than 100 penguin-loving tourists, scientists and journalists on a cruise around Antarctica was struggling to free itself from sea ice, the tour operator said today.

Although the vessel is about 5 miles (8 km) from clear water, an Argentine official says the ice will delay the ship’s return by only three to six days.

Many of the passengers paid around $18,000.00 for the tour, billed as a chance to view emperor penguins on Snow Hill island.

The Captain Khlebnikov icebreaker has been used as a cruise ship for several years and carries two helicopters.

See more:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/british-penguin-tourists-trapped-in-antarctic-ice/story-fn3dxix6-1225798410245 

See also:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091117/ap_on_bi_ge/aa_antarctic_cruise_ship
Thanks to Tom Meyer, Marc Morano and Rick (Ziggy) Ziegelmann for these links

  

 

 

 

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