Yacht stuck in ice sheet in Antarctica

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A sunken 76-foot powerboat in Antarctica, now trapped under ice, has made for an eerie photo now 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. The cause of the sinking is suspected to be ice compression and 60-knot winds.

The vessel is owned by the Brazilian journalist and entrepreneur João Lara Mesquita, who was making a documentary in the region. In his blog, Mesquita reported on the accident on April 5, writing: “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.