Antarctic Cruise Ship in Distress

The Clelia 2, a cruise ship on the way back from Antartica had a 45 foot wave crash over the bow knocking out communications and radar. The National Geographic Explorer came to it’s rescue and sent it a working satellite phone so it could communicate in order to coordinate a rescue… which turns out wasn’t needed in the end.

I normally wouldn’t blog about something like this but we will be on the National Geographic Explorer next week going through the very same Drake passage that crippled the Clelia 2 :) I can’t wait!!! (No one was injured and the ship made it back to Argentina safely.)

Footage taken by a guest on the National Geographic Explorer.

CBS news did a brief report and a video on the incident (you have to wait through an annoying 15 second commercial).

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