The Icebreaker HMS "Endurance" of the British Royal Navy, presented a serious emergency on Tuesday December 16, 2008, touching rock bottom and flooded at least four main compartments, remaining then adrift at Sea on having lost totally, for the flood, its principal propulsion while it was effecting its traffic towards the city of Valparaiso, to 180 Nautical Miles (335 kilometres) to the west of Top Sands, in the Western Mouth of the Strait of Magellan. In the Latitude 52   50 ' South and Length 74   04 ' West.





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