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Gap Adventures MV Explorer Sinks

The little red Antarctic explorer sinks - many people have fond memories of this little boat.
16 years ago, November 23rd 2007 No: 1 Msg: #23020  
Indeed, interesting thread.

And now we have this: the MV Explorer (a GAP ship) was hit just a few hours ago by an iceberg (or the iceberg was hit by the ship) near the argentinian coast. Apparently, everyone was saved.

I only found links to this subject in portuguese and in french, but they will be in english soon:

(in portuguese )

(in french )

Btw, did someone win the contest ? ;-)
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16 years ago, November 23rd 2007 No: 2 Msg: #23025  
There's an English article here:


This one sentance was interesting: But despite its long history, it was also reported that the Explorer has struck trouble before in Antarctica, running aground on rocks off Weincke Island in December 1979.
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16 years ago, November 23rd 2007 No: 3 Msg: #23026  
And here is yet another link in English:

Stricken ship evacuated off Antarctica

By now, this has become worldwide news and one of the top 5 stories on Yahoo! And why not? How often does a potential Titanic disaster actually happen? Every one hundred years?

The Botton Line: For TRULY adventurous travel, GAP Adventures might have the trip for you ...
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16 years ago, November 24th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #23062  
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BBC Report - this one is getting a lot of coverage. Not sure if this is good or bad for Gap Adventures - all publicity is good publicity? Reply to this

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