The Modern Day Titanic

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Just like the Titanic, a Canadian cruise ship hit submerged (hidden) ice in the frozen waters near Antarctica and started to sink on Friday, November 23rd. However, this story has a much happier ending.

The Explorer, which was in the middle of an ecological tour (allows passengers to look and learn about local wildlife), off King George Island, between the Antarctica and the Southern tip of South America, had 154 passengers on board.

The captain sent out a distress call at about 1.45 am, asking any ships nearby for help, as they seemed to have struck something and the ship was being flooded with water. By 3 am all the ship's passengers and most of the crew, were in lifeboats and zodiacs.

The passengers had to endure near-freezing temperatures in the lifeboats for about four hours, before being rescued by a Norwegian Cruise ship, which was in the area and heard the distress call. While the passengers were wet and cold, none of them suffered from hypothermia and they were all glad to be rescued.

Once on board, they were taken to King George Island, from where they will be flown to South America aboard a chartered plane. The cruise ship was carrying 91 passengers, nine expedition staff members and a crew of 54.

While the passengers and crew escaped unhurt, the ships own fate was doomed as it slowly sank and disappeared into the frozen waters near the Antarctica.

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235 Comments
  • WowThursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    Wow I’m speechless 😶
    • Cheese awesomeMonday, March 25, 2019 at 5:37 pm
      I am glad no one got hypothermia! Long word, I know.
      • proveyouwrong
        proveyouwrongMonday, April 29, 2019 at 9:44 am
        It’s only 11 letters. Hippopotamus is longer.
      • your faceThursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:08 pm
        cool
        • person Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:18 am
          the titanic is dangeris
          • PersonMonday, February 18, 2019 at 11:51 am
            Hope they feel a lot better The article had a lot of detail
            • proveyouwrong
              proveyouwrongMonday, April 29, 2019 at 9:45 am
              Yes. I also hope the people from 12 years ago are okay now.
            • zozoThursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:46 am
              so cool i am glad no one was hurt i am in foruth grade
              • billy bobFriday, January 18, 2019 at 7:57 am
                cool
                • cowsrgreat
                  cowsrgreatTuesday, January 8, 2019 at 2:59 pm
                  Glad no one got hurt or killed.
                  • NoobFriday, December 7, 2018 at 11:04 am
                    Cool!
                    • no oneFriday, November 30, 2018 at 10:13 am
                      also cool