MV Ushuaia is a cruise ship operated by Argentina's Antarpply Expeditions, based in the city of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) on the Beagle Channel near the southern tip of South America. She was built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She served the NOAA for twenty years under the names Researcher and "Malcolm Baldrige".
On December 4, 2008 she hit a rock in Wilhelmina Bay in Antarctica, and had to be evacuated on December 5 with the Chilean Navy ship AP-41 Aquiles to the Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva, from where they were flown to Ushuaia on December 6 with the Argentinian Air Force Hercules TC-69. Those taken off included 14 Dutch, 12 Americans, 11 Australians, 8 Germans, 6 Chinese, Canadians, New Zealanders, Britons, Italians, French, Spaniards, Swiss, a Belgian and a Cypriot passenger as well as 5 Argentinian crew.
Surviving ships launched from 1919 to 1969
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