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Montevideo, December 12th 2017 - 10:15 UTC

“Silver Cloud” cancels Antarctica cruise and Falklands call following engine failure

Thursday, November 23rd 2017 - 08:00 UTC
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The failure of a fuel pump and engine left the “Silver Cloud” adrift as it headed toward Antarctica on November 20, 2017. Power was reportedly restored to the ship in about an hour, permitting the cruise vessel to return to Puerto Madryn in the South Atlantic for repairs. Read full article

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  • Clyde15

    It makes you wonder how safe these vessels are in Antarctic waters.

    A friend of mine was on an Antarctic cruise in a smallish Russian chartered ship ....designed for operation in polar seas.
    He said the captain refused to go into an area with pack ice reported. as it was too dangerous. A couple of the larger vessels went on but had to come back out as they were in danger of getting stuck.

    Many of these large “floating hotels” are not designed for rough seas and commercial pressure may overrule safety considerations.

    Nov 25th, 2017 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jolene

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Nov 26th, 2017 - 03:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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