Cruise Ship In Antarctica Out Of Danger
ANTARCTICA ( Clelia II a cruise liner that started its voyage to Antarctica from Argentina on Nov 30 ran into trouble in the frozen continent's Drake passage when it was passing through inclement weather.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Sea Shepherd deliberately sank its own high-tech protest boat after a January collision with a Japanese whaling ship to gain sympathy, the former skipper alleged Thursday in a public spat with the conservation group's founder.

HELENA, Mont. - A former Navy pilot from Montana has been awarded a medal from New Zealand for helping recover the bodies of more than 250 people who died aboard a sightseeing plane that crashed on an Antarctic volcano in 1979.

ADELAIDE, Australia - Activists vowing to stop the killing of whales exchanged water-cannon fire with a Japanese whaling fleet they are tailing in the Antarctic Ocean, as sea confrontations that have led to collisions and a sunken vessel continue.

SYDNEY - Anti-whaling ship the Bob Barker and a Japanese harpoon boat collided in icy Antarctic waters in the second major clash this year in increasingly aggressive confrontations between conservationists and the whaling fleet.
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