Yacht stuck in ice sheet in Antarctica

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A sunken 76-foot powerboat in Antarctica, now trapped under ice, is the subject of an eerie photo making the rounds on the Internet.

The photograph was taken this week by Ruslan Elisleev, a mechanic and navigator for the Russian Antarctic Expedition in Maxwell Bay.

Four Brazilian men who were touring the remote area in a trawler were rescued from the sinking vessel in April. Ice compression and 60-knot winds are suspected as the cause of the sinking.

The boat is owned by the Brazilian journalist and entrepreneur João Lara Mesquita, who was making a documentary in the region. In his blog, Mesquita wrote about the accident on April 5, saying, “Our evacuation was epic. Waves of more than [5 feet] and winds over 40 knots made the boat jump from one side to another, like a bucking bronco.”

Click here for a report with the photo by Sail-World.com.


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