Maxwell Cove Maxwell Cove, Ardley Bay, Antarctica

Sunken Ship

The Brazilian boat Endless Sea sunk in Ardley Bay, Antarctica on April 7, 2012 due to compression caused by the accumulation of ice around the hull. The boat was owned by journalist João Lara Mesquita who was using the boat to produce a documentary. He recounts the incident in his blog:

“Then, with strong winds and high waves, the boat Frei came to us. Our evacuation was epic. Waves of more than 1.5 meters and winds over 40 knots made the boat jump from one side to another, like a bucking bronco. When it got close, each of us … threw ourselves into the arms of three Chilean crew members. Fortunately all went safely.”

via Merco Press
photo via Ruslan Eliseev

Sunken Ship