Shipwreck survivor

Dr Cath Robinson arrived home safely last week after a dramatic rescue when her holiday cruise ship sank on hitting an iceberg in the Antarctic.

The Norwich GP was picked up from a lifeboat by a passing Norwegian cruiser and taken to King George Island in the South Shetlands before being transferred to Chile. 'We were incredibly lucky with the weather. We had been a lot more distant from other vessels. Everyone was well - we were just cold and wet,' Dr Robinson said.

Her medical expertise was not called on. 'As well as the ship's doctor, there were quite a few other doctors among us and we were a healthy lot. I just did what I was told,' she said.

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