Saturday, January 25, 2014

Just how dangerous is climate change?

It's so dangerous that the Antarctic expedition "Ship Of Fools" that had to be rescued from record summer ice is being charged by the Australian Government for the full cost of the rescue operation:
THE Federal Government will seek the full costs incurred during the recovery effort to save the MV Akademik Shokalskiy.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt yesterday said costs, estimated at about $2.4 million, would be sought from the insurer of the operators of the vessel.

Battle begins over Antarctic rescue bill

The MV Akademik Shokalskiy, chartered by the University of NSW-associated Australasian Antarctic Expedition to retrace the steps of explorer Sir Douglas Mawson, became stuck in thick sea ice on Christmas Eve.

The 52 passengers were rescued by the Aurora Australis on January 2.

Mr Hunt said the Commonwealth would seek compensation for the recovery effort.


OMMAG said...

I'm not sure if the Russian ship is still there but the Aussies should go commandeer it and hold it for surity against the claims.

Dave H said...

OMMAG: I think I saw a news item that said the Russian ship had also escaped the ice when the weather broke.

WoFat said...

Will the passengers - who looked like they were having a grand time - have to pay?

Chris said...

Probably not. People like that seldom take responsibility for their actions.

2cents said...

Maybe they could pay with carbon credits.

kx59 said...

environmentalists are water melons. green on the outside, red on the inside. freaking commies.
time for them to run out of their own money instead of someone else's.
pass the popcorn plz.