Apr 8, 2012

Antarctic Ice Crushes Brazilian Yacht

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – The Chilean Navy on Sunday released an image of the Brazilian Yacht ‘Endless Sea’ which sank on Saturday in Antarctica. The photo shows the boat stuck in ice at Maxwell Bay, Ardley Cove, in front of the Chilean Antarctic base Presidente Eduardo Frei, reported Brazilian online media.

Brazilian yacht ‘Endless Sea’ is crushed by ice in Antarctica on Saturday 07 April 2012

Endless Sea (Photo: Chile Navy)

The four crew members of the ‘Endless Sea’ were rescued unharmed and taken to the base. The vessel is owned by journalist an former president of Radio El Dorado João Lara Mesquita who was in the region producing a documentary.

According to the Brazilian Navy, the wreck occurred, probably due to the compression of the vessel by an accumulation of ice. This is the latest setback suffered by Brazil in Antarctica this year. In February, one of Brazil’s two Antarctic scientific stations was largely destroyed by fire.

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