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Russian fishing ship lists badly near Antarctica

December 16, 2011 • World News


In this undated photo provided by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), Russian fishing vessel Sparta is tied up at an unknown location. The Sparta, with 32 crew members, is in trouble and taking on water near Antarctica, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, with heavy sea ice hampering rescue efforts. Officials said it could be four or five days before anybody reaches the ship to try to rescue the crew. (AP Photo/Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Russian fishing vessel with 32 crew members was taking on water near Antarctica on Friday. Heavy sea ice was hampering rescue efforts, and officials said it could be four or five days before anybody reaches the ship to try to rescue the crew.

The Sparta was listing at 13 degrees next to the Antarctic ice shelf in the Ross Sea, according to Maritime New Login to read more

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