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G.A.P. MV Explorer wreck located in Antarctic waters

GAP Explorer sinking off Antarctica (Photo courtesy of Chilean Navy via AP) The Royal Navy ship HMS Endurance has located the wreck of the G.A.P. MV Explorer which sank in November off Antarctica. The Explorer wreck is positioned at the northwest end of the Bransfield Strait, at a depth of approximately 1,130 meters (3707.35 feet). GAP Explorer sinking (Photo by Chilean Air Force via AP) Royal Navy officials say that the depth of the wreck poses no hazard to shipping. Read for more details…

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MV Explorer passengers spend second night on remote King George Island

Chilean Eduardo Frei Montalva Antarctic Research StationHalf the passengers rescued from the MV Explorer which sank in the Antarctic are to spend a second night on a remote island after bad weather hampered efforts to fly them out. According to Toronto-based tour company GAP Adventures, planes sent to take the 100 passengers had difficulty landing on King George Island, a remote Chilean island that lies just 60 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula.

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She’s Gone: MS Explorer sinks off Antarctica

GAP Explorer sinking off Antarctica (Photo courtesy of Chilean Navy via AP) UPDATE: G.A.P. MS Explorer has gone to Davy Jones Locker. Chilean navy vessels in the area lost sight of the stricken vessel some 20 hours after the pre-dawn accident, and wreckage indicated it had gone under completely. Earlier today a major rescue operation involving the Canadian expedition cruise ship took place in the Antarctic Ocean. All 100 passengers and 54 crew abandoned ship and took to eight semi-rigid lifeboats and four life rafts and were rescued by Hurtigruten ship MS Nordnorge. No injuries were reported. Passengers and crew are awaiting air transport flights home from King George Island.

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“We´re Alive!!” — Trev & Torrey’s sinking honeymoon adventure

MV Explorer’s final hours (Photo by Chilean Air Force via AP)San Diego residents Trev and Torrey Takayama started off married life in grand style – to travel around the world. Five months into their adventure they found themselves abandoning ship in the middle of the Antarctic Ocean. Read their amazing account of the evacuation of the MV Explorer, floating in lifeboats for hours in sub-zero weather, being rescued, and flying from King George Island to the mainland on a Chilean Air Force C130. Click link to read more…

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Silversea announces 2016 voyage collection

For travelers seeking exclusive journeys to landmark destinations as well as the world’s most exotic lands, tiny isles, and less-traveled waterways, Silversea is offering an unprecedented array of voyage options in 2016, all available for reservation today. The schedule for…

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Windstar Cruises to début ‘Exclusive Private Events’ on all 2015 Voyages

Starting in 2015, all Windstar Cruises’ itineraries will feature a spectacular onshore Private Event, created exclusively for Windstar guests. These complimentary events are crafted to give guests an in depth and authentic local experience that compliments their voyage. Private…

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