Cruise passengers return Tuesday

26th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 November 2007, LEIDEN - The Dutch passengers who escaped death last Friday when their cruise ship hit ice near Antarctica will most likely fly back to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Herman van der Velde of travel agency Djoser said this on Monday.

26 November 2007

LEIDEN  - The Dutch passengers who escaped death last Friday when their cruise ship hit ice near Antarctica will most likely fly back to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Herman van der Velde of travel agency Djoser said this on Monday.

A group of 15 Dutch nationals had booked a 25-day cruise on the M/S Explorer via the Djoser agency. The ship sank about 1,100 km south of Cape Hoorn on Friday after hitting an iceberg. The 154 people on board, including 17 Dutch nationals, were able to be evacuated on time.

Luckily a Norwegian cruise ship was nearby and picked up the distress call. It rescued all the passengers from lifeboats and rafts.

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