Titanic Tuesday

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On 13 April, coast guard officials from the US and Canada will train for a cruise ship catastrophe: a mass rescue from a luxury liner on its maiden voyage through the remote and deathly cold waters between the Northwest Passage and the Bering Strait.

The prospect of just such a disaster occurring amid the uncharted waters and capricious weather of the Arctic is becoming all too real.

The loss of Arctic sea ice cover, due to climate change, has spurred a sharp rise in shipping traffic – as well as coast guard rescue missions – and increased the risks of oil spills, shipping accidents, and pollution, much to the apprehension of native communities who make their living on the ice.

It’s into these turbulent waters that the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity will set sail next August, departing from Seward, Alaska, and transiting the Bering Strait and Northwest Passage, before docking in New York City 32 days later.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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3 Responses to Titanic Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    No sir, don’t like boats, or being on top of oceans, bobbing, puking, bobbing, puking.

  2. Den says:

    Still moving stuff, crippled as hell, pain, pain and no help, ugh!

  3. David B. Benson says:

    Ship of fools?

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