Skip to comments.Norwegian Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg in Antarctic
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 ...
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)?
“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.
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.
Was the ship using genuine Fram filters on their engines?
Could be the problem if they weren’t. IMO.
Personally, I'm confused. How does a ship with radar and GPS hit a glacier?
Just part of the cruise adventure. Gives the folks something to write home about!
framistan on the fritz?
“Awww. Did you lose another one?”
That’s one of my favorite film endings.
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?
You can pay them now or you can pay them later. LOL
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.
It was adrift.
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.
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.
Nah, blame it on ship's for breaking up icebergs and speeding up global warming. ; )
They don't have those pole things like the gondola's in Venice? Just push the iceberg out of the way... :)
I thought they all melted and the polar bears were all dying.
Sounds like a usable liberal scare tactic to convey a spherical object with ends.
I wonder where Antarctica is on that map...
McArthur's Universal Corrective MapUnique 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.
My bad. I though they lost engine power because of the collision.
At the top?
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.
The lettering on your posted map is upside down. LOL!
Happened to me once when I was taking my tanker up a very narrow Swedish fijord.
It could have ruined my day.
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.
The media can not even find Norway on a map.
Sir, Not your ship I intended the iceberg ship ie: MS FRAM.
See Post #14.
I use LuberFiner beats Pure and Fram.
Fram (Allied Signal) ended up buying me a new engine for my Porsche because of their crappy filters....
Australia’s view of the world. I have that map hanging up in my den.
Thanks for the Hsu’s.
Happy New Year.
I saw that too. They had Oslo highlighted as if that is where the incident occurred. What dunces!
Good one potlatch!
Happy New Year to you too!!
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!!
I got the pun, it was a good one.
Thanks for the update on filters, my filter review information is old.
Another good one, potlatch. What’s she going to do with all those shoes?
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.
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.
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