The Merco Press said Monday that the Captain Khlebnikov did not appear to be in any immediate danger but also wasn't moving.
The ship's passengers were mainly British and included a BBC film crew.
The Captain Khlebnikov was built as an icebreaker in 1981 and was converted to a passenger vessel by the Far East Shipping Co. in 1990. The ship specializes in cruises to the Antarctic.
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