The Maritime and Coastguard agency has said that 152 people who were onboard the Explorer have now been rescued by the ship Endeavour.

The rescue operation is being run by Argentinean Ushuai Rescue and is being assisted with communication by the Rescue Coordination Centre in Falmouth and RCC Norfolk in the US.

MCA is also reporting that both the Captain and First Officer are still on board Explorer.

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