M/V Ushuaia Off the Rocks

Five days after it ran aground off the Antarctic Peninsula, the tourist ship M/V Ushuaia was pulled off the rocks this morning, by tugboat. Damage to the ship is still being assessed. The ship will stay in the area, in a protected bay along the Peninsula, until it is decided whether it is able to return to Argentina under its own power, if it is in good enough condition to be towed, or if it may need to be repaired here in Antarctica before sailing. What is still not known is how much fuel oil or lubricant was spilled at the site of the grounding.

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  1. [...] fuel was hauled off the rocks by a Chilean Navy tug boat, according to the Associated Press and Jon Bowermaster, who’s in the region on another vessel. Naval authorities told the news agency that the fuel [...]

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