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Monday, November 26, 2007

Adventure Cruise Ships 

The sinking of the passenger ship Explorer, while on a cruise to Antarctica, has raised concerns from a shipping union over the operation of cruise ships in increasingly remote locations. The union, Nautilus UK, points out that the sinking of the Explorer, is the latest in a series of similar incidents, recording at least three others in 2007 alone.

Only three months ago, seven passengers on board the Aleksey Maryshev were injured when part of a glacier fell onto the deck of the ship, while it was on an adventure cruise in the Arctic.

Understandably, questions are being asked about the suitability of some ships to operate in increasingly exotic, dangerous and remote environments, where they are often a very long way from adequate search and rescue cover.

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I guess the point is, that adventure always comes with an element of risk.

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