Hurtigruten ship, MS Nordnorge, will be the first ship on the scene in the next 30 minutes (by 10.45 UK time) to assist sinking cruiseliner MV Explorer.
The MV Explorer which is currently sinking in the Antarctic Ocean is being operated by G.A.P Adventures, the adventure holiday specialist.
The ship is only 75 meters in length and is equipped with an ice-hardened double hull.
Cruiseline Royal Caribbean is issuing a statement after receiving calls from concerned customers. Its 3100 passenger ship Explorer of the Seas is not involved in the incident.
- For Explorer updates visit the Travel Weekly blog.