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Norwegian Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg in Antarctic
The Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2007

Posted on 12/31/2007 4:16:35 PM PST by george76

A Norwegian cruise ship carrying some 300 people lost engine power during an electrical outage and struck an Antarctic glacier, smashing a lifeboat but causing no injuries...

The MS Fram hit the ice late Friday near Browns Bluff in the Antarctic... The engine started again and the liner continued to King George Island for an inspection.

"We hit a glacier. We have damage to a starboard lifeboat and a little bit forward," ... the ship apparently suffered no serious damage.

Hansen said the power outage lasted 40 to 50 minutes and sent the vessel adrift against the glacier, where it spent "a few minutes" bumping up against the wall of ice before power was restored.

The Fram anchored before midday near Chile's Eduardo Frei base in an ice-free area west of King George Island.

On Nov. 24 another cruise vessel, the MS Explorer hit an iceberg and sank hours later.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antarctic; antarcticglacier; argentina; buenosaires; cruiseship; fram; glacier; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hansen; iceberg; inconvenienttruth; msfram; norway; norwegian; snow; steinarhansen; tr; weather
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Blame Global Warming ?

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1 posted on 12/31/2007 4:16:36 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Oops!


2 posted on 12/31/2007 4:17:58 PM PST by homeguard
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To: george76


Were these people sighted on the deck?
3 posted on 12/31/2007 4:19:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SunkenCiv

4 posted on 12/31/2007 4:22:19 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I saw this news on Fox and they had a map of Norway in the background ... which is rather misleading to people watching them who might wonder which end of the globe the Antartic is.

What the heck is the importance of showing the country of registry (which crosses the Artic circle) versus where the event occured (southern hemisphere)?


5 posted on 12/31/2007 4:23:36 PM PST by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: george76

“lost engine power”

Happened to me once when I was taking my tanker up a very narrow Swedish fijord. It could have ruined my day.


6 posted on 12/31/2007 4:24:34 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: george76
Awww. Did you lose another one?(Hunt for Red October).

The first one, btw, which was filled with eco nutballs eagerly showing their sensitivity to our fragile environment by driving a cruise ship through it, is now leaking fuel oil and endangering the health of the fragile antarctic ecosystem. Nice work ecofreaks. Please FOAD now. It's for the penguins y'know.

7 posted on 12/31/2007 4:27:56 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Cold Heart

Was the ship using genuine Fram filters on their engines?
Could be the problem if they weren’t. IMO.


8 posted on 12/31/2007 4:28:06 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: hinckley buzzard
LOL.

Personally, I'm confused. How does a ship with radar and GPS hit a glacier?

9 posted on 12/31/2007 4:29:38 PM PST by rmlew (Felix sit novus annus)
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To: george76

Just part of the cruise adventure. Gives the folks something to write home about!


10 posted on 12/31/2007 4:30:02 PM PST by csvset
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To: george76

framistan on the fritz?


11 posted on 12/31/2007 4:31:15 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: george76
Someone better hurry and arrange the deck chairs.
12 posted on 12/31/2007 4:34:28 PM PST by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Awww. Did you lose another one?”

That’s one of my favorite film endings.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099810/quotes

Ambassador Andrei Lysenko: There is another matter... one I’m reluctant to...

Dr. Jeffrey Pelt: Please.

Ambassador Andrei Lysenko: One of our submarines, an Alfa, was last
reported in the area of the Grand Banks. We have not heard from her
for some time.

Dr. Jeffrey Pelt: Andrei, you’ve lost another submarine?


13 posted on 12/31/2007 4:34:54 PM PST by VOA
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To: TaMoDee
Was the ship using genuine Fram filters on their engines?

You can pay them now or you can pay them later. LOL

14 posted on 12/31/2007 4:37:17 PM PST by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: george76
Gosh. They should have left that antique ship in the museum:

Fram ("Forward") is a ship that was used in expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic regions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, Oscar Wisting, and Roald Amundsen between 1893 and 1912. Fram was probably the strongest wooden ship ever built. It was designed by the Norwegian shipwright Colin Archer for Fridtjof Nansen's 1893 Arctic expedition in which Fram was supposed to freeze into the Arctic ice sheet and float with it over the North Pole. Fram is said to be the wooden ship to have sailed farthest north and farthest south. Fram is currently preserved in whole at the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway.

15 posted on 12/31/2007 4:37:58 PM PST by hellbender
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To: george76

Bush’s fault.


16 posted on 12/31/2007 4:38:19 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: rmlew

It was adrift.


17 posted on 12/31/2007 4:39:41 PM PST by TheLion
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To: rmlew

If it lost engine power, it’s got no control over where it’s going, and if it drifts into a glacier, there’s not a whole lot they can do about it.

}:-)4


18 posted on 12/31/2007 4:40:18 PM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: george76
Good thing they didn’t hit “A Huge Manatee”.
19 posted on 12/31/2007 4:42:08 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: TaMoDee

On the way back to CONUS the engineers couldn’t give me both boilers and full power to out run a very powerful hurricane. So I got hit with that.

I used Fram until reviews showed Pure 1 was superior.


20 posted on 12/31/2007 4:44:56 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: AgThorn; george76
I saw this news on Fox and they had a map of Norway in the background ... which is rather misleading to people watching them who might wonder which end of the globe the Antartic is.


21 posted on 12/31/2007 4:45:00 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (I'm not celebrating Kwanza!)
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To: george76
Blame Global Warming ?

Nah, blame it on ship's for breaking up icebergs and speeding up global warming. ; )

22 posted on 12/31/2007 4:46:01 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Moose4
That’s one of my favorite film endings.

They don't have those pole things like the gondola's in Venice? Just push the iceberg out of the way... :)

23 posted on 12/31/2007 4:47:22 PM PST by logic (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: hellbender
You beat me to it. I was going to say that with a name like THAT, what did they expect to happen?


24 posted on 12/31/2007 4:50:17 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: hinckley buzzard
I’m with you on this. These eco vacations are ridiculous. They spend thousands to freeze their butts off because they’ve been told it won’t be here much longer. The shipping company should be treated like the Exxon Valdez case. They will try to convince people they are doing the eco system a favor by making artificial reefs. Sue the bastids out of business, make them clean up the mess, and stop fouling the “pristine” icy regions. You have to be sick to spend your vacations looking at penguins. $5 at the zoo would get you the same thing.
25 posted on 12/31/2007 4:50:50 PM PST by chuckles
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To: george76

I thought they all melted and the polar bears were all dying.


26 posted on 12/31/2007 4:52:10 PM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: AgThorn
I saw this news on Fox and they had a map of Norway in the background ... which is rather misleading to people watching them who might wonder which end of the globe the Antartic is.

Heh!

Sounds like a usable liberal scare tactic to convey a spherical object with ends.

27 posted on 12/31/2007 4:52:31 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I wonder where Antarctica is on that map...


28 posted on 12/31/2007 4:53:02 PM PST by null and void (Don't taunt the tiger...)
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To: AgThorn; george76; rmlew
Here's some more information about the map I posted on Post #21

McArthur's Universal Corrective Map

Unique downunder viewpoint with cheeky Aussie humor. This map was created by Stuart McArthur of Melbourne, Australia. He drew his first South-Up map when he was 12 years old (1970). His geography teacher told him to re-do his assignment with the "correct" way up if he wanted to pass. Three years later he was an exchange student in Japan. He was taunted by his exchange student-friends from the USA for coming from "the bottom of the world." It was then, at age 15, he resolved to one day publish a map with Australia at the top. Six years later, while at Melbourne University, he produced the world's first "modern" south up map and launched it on Australia day in 1979. It has sold over 350,000 copies to date.

29 posted on 12/31/2007 4:53:22 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (I'm not celebrating Kwanza!)
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To: Moose4

My bad. I though they lost engine power because of the collision.


30 posted on 12/31/2007 4:53:31 PM PST by rmlew (Felix sit novus annus)
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To: null and void

At the top?


31 posted on 12/31/2007 4:53:45 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (I'm not celebrating Kwanza!)
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To: george76

Notice it is the mom and pop-type cruise ships hitting the icebergs. The big guys (Princess, RCI, Holland America, etc.) seem to have a better track record.


32 posted on 12/31/2007 4:56:35 PM PST by rod1
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To: Paleo Conservative

The lettering on your posted map is upside down. LOL!


33 posted on 12/31/2007 5:00:39 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cold Heart; BIGLOOK

Yikes :

Happened to me once when I was taking my tanker up a very narrow Swedish fijord.

It could have ruined my day.


34 posted on 12/31/2007 5:04:24 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Does anybody at the Associated Press understand the difference between an Iceberg and a Glacier?

The headline screams that a vessel hit an Iceberg, yet the article clearly states that it hit a glacier. These are two very different things.

I wish the MSM would hurry up and die.


35 posted on 12/31/2007 5:08:39 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots; Grampa Dave; AgThorn; the scotsman; BRITinUSA; G8 Diplomat; WesternCulture; ...

The media can not even find Norway on a map.


36 posted on 12/31/2007 5:15:03 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Cold Heart

Sir, Not your ship I intended the iceberg ship ie: MS FRAM.
See Post #14.
I use LuberFiner beats Pure and Fram.


37 posted on 12/31/2007 5:17:20 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: TaMoDee
Was the ship using genuine Fram filters on their engines? Could be the problem if they weren’t. IMO.

Au contraire!

Fram (Allied Signal) ended up buying me a new engine for my Porsche because of their crappy filters....

38 posted on 12/31/2007 5:21:32 PM PST by Wil H
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To: Paleo Conservative

Australia’s view of the world. I have that map hanging up in my den.


39 posted on 12/31/2007 5:35:27 PM PST by packrat35 (Politicians would be less worthless if they were edible, or useable for packing wheel bearings.)
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To: devolve; george76; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; FARS
Was that ship bearing an Albatross Figurehead?? I suspect Hillary's-Hsusssss......!


40 posted on 12/31/2007 5:40:13 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: potlatch

Thanks for the Hsu’s.

Happy New Year.


41 posted on 12/31/2007 5:45:17 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Bush’s fault.


42 posted on 12/31/2007 5:45:51 PM PST by Hoodat (Ask Ted Kennedy his views on waterboarding.)
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To: AgThorn
I saw this news on Fox and they had a map of Norway in the background ... which is rather misleading to people watching them who might wonder which end of the globe the Antartic is.

I saw that too. They had Oslo highlighted as if that is where the incident occurred. What dunces!

43 posted on 12/31/2007 5:48:18 PM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

Good one potlatch!


44 posted on 12/31/2007 5:51:00 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: george76

Happy New Year to you too!!


45 posted on 12/31/2007 5:51:27 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: devolve; Grampa Dave

LOL, I was looking for your Titanic gif and during the process I came across this silly one that GrampaDave asked for one time.

Thought it might bring a laugh or two.

I have Titanic on standby....if it doesn’t sink!!


46 posted on 12/31/2007 5:54:32 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: TaMoDee

I got the pun, it was a good one.
Thanks for the update on filters, my filter review information is old.


47 posted on 12/31/2007 6:01:14 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: potlatch

Another good one, potlatch. What’s she going to do with all those shoes?


48 posted on 12/31/2007 6:04:08 PM PST by LucyT
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To: george76
Photobucket

I took this photo this year of another cruise ship approaching the Hubbard Glacier after we moved away to give people some idea of the scale. The top of the ship is at least a 110 feet above the water line.

The year before we were bumped pretty good by a berg.

49 posted on 12/31/2007 6:14:28 PM PST by razorback-bert (Remember that amateurs built the Ark while professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: LucyT; devolve

Hi Lucy. Way back when Norman Hsu was all we posted I had a request to portray Hillary as an Albatross figurehead with shoes [Hsus] hanging from her neck, lol.


50 posted on 12/31/2007 6:21:53 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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