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Sinking Antarctic Cruise Ship Evacuated

Sinking MV ExplorerMore than 150 passengers have been saved after their cruise liner hit an iceberg in the Antarctic Ocean earlier today.

The passengers and all but two of the crew were evacuated on to liferafts in sub-zero temperatures before being taken on board another cruise ship, the Endeavour.

Relieved passengers in their liferafts
The liner, called the MV Explorer, is thought to have got into difficulties near the South Shetland Islands, south of Argentina, early this morning.

It is designed to withstand Antarctic conditions and is thought to have starting sinking after hitting something "significant".

Video report after the jump.

Video: Telegraph
Source: This Is London
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