VIDEO: Sunken yacht is trapped beneath ice
Posted on 16 August 2012
A 76-foot yacht trapped under ice in Antarctica is the subject of a eerie photos making the rounds on the Internet.
The photographs were taken last week by Ruslan Elisleev, a mechanic and navigator for the Russian Antarctic Expedition in Maxwell Bay.
Click play to view a slideshow of the yacht under ice.
Four Brazilian men 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 April 5: “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 at Sail-World.com.