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[*] Post 310031 posted on 28-11-2007 at 13:37 Reply With Quote


That's because it wasn't. They were all tourists.
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[*] Post 310080 posted on 28-11-2007 at 19:33 Reply With Quote


Most reports don't mention it was on an environmental observation trip.
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That's because it wasn't. They were all tourists.

There were tourists present to observe the environment and ecology.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2215950,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront
"The ship was on a 19-day circuit of Antarctica and the Falklands that included observing penguins, whales and other regional wildlife."

But the scientists got on as crew:
"With a crew that included marine and avian biologists, geologists and naturalists, the ship left the southern Argentine port of Ushuaia on Nov. 11 and headed toward the Falkland Islands, South Georgia island and the Antarctic Peninsula."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/23/AR2007112300189_2.html

I stand by my original remarks. :)
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[*] Post 310157 posted on 29-11-2007 at 10:53 Reply With Quote


Why then, did the company offer to refund the fares? The people I saw interviewed were certainly not environmentalists, just retired mums and dads out for a bit of sightseeing. The certainly made no comments about environmental issues, nor have any of your current affairs programs, which love to beat up on the environmentalists for any reason.

None of the articles to which you refer, scholar, refers to anything other than a cruise. One article indeed says that the crew included marine and avian biologists, geologists and naturalists, but, if you are a tourist paying 4,000 for a 19 day trip, then you'd expect the crew to know what they are talking about.
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