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Cruise Ship Evacuated, Sinks Off Antarctica

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Cruise Ship Evacuated, Sinks Off Antarctica

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Cruise Ship Evacuated, Sinks Off Antarctica

Cruise Ship Evacuated, Sinks Off Antarctica

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The MS Explorer, a small cruise ship strikes an iceberg and sinks hours later in icy waters off Antarctica. All 154 passengers and crew members, Americans among them, survived.

Jon Bowermaster was a passenger aboard the National Geographic research cruise ship, The Endeavor, one of the first vessels to reach the Explorer. He describes the scene to Andrea Seabrook.