Photo: Antarctic Cruise Ship Runs Aground; Oil Leak Spreading?



The tourist ship Ushuaia is shown in Wilhelmina Bay, in the Antarctica peninsula, on December 5, 2008, after it ran aground.

All 122 passengers were rescued by the Chilean navy, but the amount of oil leaking into the ocean is unknown and may pose a risk, one expert says.

Photograph by HO/AFP/Getty Images


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