Thursday, August 09, 2007

Tourist boat hit by ice in Arctic

Eighteen people on board a tourist boat in the Arctic have been injured. According to early reports, the boat was hit by either an iceberg or ice falling from a glacier. Sky News reported the Norwegian boat encountered trouble near the Svalbard Islands. According to Norwegian authorities there are 72 persons on board the Alexey Maryshev a former Russian trawler, 50 of whom are British. At least 18 have been injured and 4 have been conveyed to hospital. Two are said to be serious [IHT]

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