The M.S. Explorer, a cruise ship touring the Antarctic, hit an iceberg and started to slowly submerge itself, just like the Titanic. This time, passengers and crew were more aware of the situation and immediately began to evacuate the vicinities as icy water filled the vessel. On lifeboats and inflatable rafts, the temporary inhabitants of the Canadian cruise ship floated in icy waters and winds waiting for assistance. The Norwegian M.S. Nordnorge arrived four hours later and picked up the 154 people that were left. Everybody arrived at King George Island and is camped in military stations operated by Chile and Uruguay. Several hours after the pickup, the Explorer finally ended it's run and disappeared into the wet unknown.
The Nordnorge has also been in previous rescues when another Canadian ship, the M.S. Nordkapp, went down on a remote island. 294 people were rescued.