At least 4 dead after ship sinks in Antarctic Ocean
December 12th, 2010
11:05 PM ET

At least 4 dead after ship sinks in Antarctic Ocean

A South Korean fishing vessel sank Monday in frigid ocean waters about 1,000 nautical miles north of McMurdo Station in Antarctica, killing at least 4 people while at least 20 were rescued, according to maritime officials.

A time-sensitive search was under way for another 17 people who were missing, said Maritime New Zealand spokesman Ross Henderson. While the ship sank in the Southern Hemisphere's late spring, water temperatures are just 2 degrees Celsius (35.6 degrees Fahrenheit), meaning crew members likely could only survive no more than 10 minutes before succumbing to hypothermia, authorities said.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    probably the work of north korea..yet again

    December 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sugar

    North Korea has been very birdsshue lately but lets wait and see. The Anartic is treacherous so it could have been had flows or malfunction. I did not read full post. Quite depressing that most of the news is about misfortunes. But good news rarely makes good reading.

    December 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sugar

    North Korea has been very birdsshue lately but lets wait and see. The Anartic is treacherous so it could have been had flows or malfunction, human error... .I did not read full post but those poor people.

    December 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sugar

    Aggresive... North Korea har been agresive. Gotta love predictive word. :-[

    December 12, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Allen Hill

    May GOD have mercy on their souls.

    December 13, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. michael

    what now

    May 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |