In what seems to be a yearly occurrence, the 5,000 ton Polar Star, operated by Polar Star Expeditions, hit a rock and while not sinking, did have its outer hull breached. The 80-pax vessel hit this rock while attempting to anchor off of Detaille Island in the Antarctic Peninsula. All passengers were safe and accounted for and Chilean rescue workers are evacuating the guests off the ship.
The statement from the line:
“The captain reports there is no apparent oil spill outside the ship, but booms have been deployed as a precaution.”
A latter one states that she is now sailing north along the Antarctic Peninsula enroute to Ushuaia, Argentina.