Russian cruise ship icebound in Antarctica

Nov. 16, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A Russian cruise ship with 105 passengers aboard is stuck in the ice near Antarctica, shipping sources said.

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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