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.