Passengers rescued from stricken British navy ship

Ten passengers have been rescued after a British navy ship lost engine power off the southern tip of South America.

Ten passengers have been rescued after a British navy ship lost engine power off the southern tip of South America.

The civilian passengers were transferred to the nearby Felix navy lighthouse while a Chilean navy tugboat and a helicopter were heading to help the HMS Endurance.

The Chilean tugboat Pudu was preparing to tow the Endurance to Punta Arenas, Chile’s southernmost city if necessary. The Norwegian Sun cruise was also sailing towards the stricken ship.

Endurance lost engine power at the eastern mouth of the straits of Magellan.

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