More on the MV Explorer Sinking

Update: Nov. 26, 2007 NY Times article – Misgivings Rise Along With Antarctican Tourism

Here’s another interesting CNN video of the MV Explorer sinking in Antarctica.

I like report of the generous offer of another cruise or return home, all expenses paid. Now that’s customer service!

It’s clear by the smiling faces in the photographs that things were handled pretty smoothly. They were extremely lucky that the weather was decent and the sea calm. It could have been much worse. It will be interesting to see what this does for tourism in Antarctica. My bet is that bookings will rise significantly as a result of this sinking. We are an odd species!

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Peter A. Mello

Husband, father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

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