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In pictures: Antarctic ship rescue

A passenger from MS Explorer arrives on King George Island

More than 150 passengers and crew have been rescued after the expedition ship MS Explorer hit an iceberg in Antarctica.

MS Explorer listing

The ship ran into trouble about 120km (75 miles) north of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Listing Explorer in the Antarctic

Passengers and crew took to lifeboats after being ordered to abandon ship after it began to take in water.

Listing Explorer in the Antarctic

The MS Explorer, which had been in service since the 1960s, had recently undergone repairs.

This image from a webcam on board the MS Nordnorge

A webcam image from on board the attending MS Nordnorge shows the ship's listing angle.

MS Explorer listing after hitting an iceberg

The 2,400-tonne vessel later sank once everyone was off board. None of the passengers or crew were injured.



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