'No danger' for cruise ship stuck in Antarctic ice: navy | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Apr 29, 2017-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

'No danger' for cruise ship stuck in Antarctic ice: navy

A Bahamas-flagged cruise ship stuck in ice in the Antarctic with more than 100 people on board is in "no danger" and is going to try to free itself, the Argentine navy has said. The Ocean Nova, a 73-meter long Danish-built and -crewed vessel, was stuck near the McClary Glacier in sight of an Argentine research base.

world Updated: Feb 18, 2009 07:07 IST

A Bahamas-flagged cruise ship stuck in ice in the Antarctic with more than 100 people on board is in "no danger" and is going to try to free itself, the Argentine navy has said.

The Ocean Nova, a 73-meter long Danish-built and -crewed vessel, was stuck near the McClary Glacier in sight of an Argentine research base.

A Spanish oceanographic ship, a transport ship and an Argentine plane have been sent to lend assistance if required, the Argentine and Chilean navies said on Tuesday.

"Everything is under control and there is no danger," the Argentine navy said in a statement. "There is no damage to the hull or loss of fuel."

The Spanish defense ministry said there were 106 passengers and crew on the Ocean Nova. Argentine authorities put the number at 104.

An Argentine naval source told local media it was unclear whether the ship was trapped by ice or was grounded by low tide, but said it might be able to free itself when the tide rises.

"The captain of the ship said initially he believed he could free the vessel by its own means at high tide tonight (Tuesday)," the Argentine navy statement said.

Is Your Couch Making You Cough?
Promotional Feature