On Saturday, the Chilean navy rescued four documentary filmmakers from Brazil after their yacht became trapped in ice off the coast of Antarctica. The crew was working on a project about navigating the Antarctic when their vessel, the Endless Sea, became stuck near a Chilean naval base. The yacht is owned by the Brazilian journalist João Lara Mesquita, who led the expedition and wrote about their rescue in his blog. "Our evacuation was epic. Waves of more than 1.5 meters and winds over 40 knots made the boat jump from one side to another, like a bucking bronco," he said. The yacht later capsized and sank. Chilean authorities are attempting to prevent the spread of debris from the wreck and will continue to monitor for oil leaks.
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