Climate change research ship trapped in polar ice
Sep 14, 2019
It’s hard to miss the irony. Perhaps some of them wished for more global warming.
The MS Malmo, a Swedish-registered ship, was rescued after being trapped in ice, and its 16 passengers were airlifted to safety. The ship was on an Arctic excursion with tourists and a documentary-film crew, all concerned about melting Arctic ice caused by global warming. A similar incident five years ago involved passengers on a ‘scientific expedition’ to document ice melt and, it too, had to be rescued. Ironically, the Chinese rescue ship also became stuck in the heavy ice. -GEG