Tuesday 7 September 2010

British passengers sue after iceberg incident

A doctor, a bank director and the chairman of a law firm are spearheading a seven-figure High Court battle with a British cruise operator after their luxury liner was hit by a glacier.

The MV Alexy Maryshev was on a ten-day sightseeing cruise in the Arctic around the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen when a glacier 'calved' an iceberg, creating massive shockwaves and littering the deck of the ship with slabs of ice.

The ship, which was carrying 48 British passengers had stopped near the glacier on August 8 2007 for passengers to take photographs when the ice and waves struck, London's High Court heard.

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