The Bahaman-flagged cruise ship, Ocean Nova, ran aground in Antarctica’s Marguerite Bay amid high winds and rough seas Tuesday morning with 64 passengers and 41 crew members aboard. The incident occurred about 1 mile from the Argentine naval base in San Martin. No injuries have been reported and there have been no signs that the ship is leaking oil or taking on water.
All attempts to dislodge the ship have proven unsuccessful. The ships operator, Quark Expeditions, has sent another vessel to retrieve the passengers and crew, who will be taken to the southern Argentine city of Ushuaia.
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