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Massive Waves Rock Antarctic Cruise Ship


BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Officials say an Antarctic cruise ship with 160 passengers aboard has lost an engine in high seas, but is limping safely to its scheduled port.

The Argentine Navy says the Clelia II is heading for the port of Ushuia at the extreme south of the country at 4 knots (about 5 mph). It says all passengers are safe and it is being accompanied by an Argentine naval vessel.

The ship declared an emergency on Tuesday when it was northeast of the Shetland Islands and about 500 miles (845 kilometers) from Ushuaia. The ship set out from Ushuaia on Nov. 30 and was scheduled to return on Wednesday.

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