The little red Antarctic explorer sinks - many people have fond memories of this little boat.
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:
Btw, did someone win the contest
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.
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 ...
- this one is getting a lot of coverage. Not sure if this is good or bad for Gap Adventures - all publicity is good publicity?