Cruises to Antarctica Likely to End Next Year

Cruise trips to the Antarctic may end next August, according to The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald.

The article states that the International Maritime Organization is banning the use and carriage of heavy oil fuels, the kinds commonly used by big ships in the Antarctic, because a spill is considered too great a risk. A big ship, the article implies, is one carrying more than 500 passengers.

The Antarctic cruise season lasts November through February.

--Michael Webster

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