When a ship gets stuck in the Arctic, it can be tricky to get out.
But it doesn’t have to be.
In the new short film The Last Cargo Ship, the crew of a cargo container ship try to navigate the ice and get out of the jam.
The film, which is a collaboration between The Office, the BBC and Netflix, stars Olivia Colman as an English woman on a ship that has been stuck in ice for months.
“We were all trying to figure out how to get from our ship to the dock and to get back to the ship,” Colman told The Huffington Post.
“There was a little bit of confusion and some frustration with the navigator because we were trying to work out how long it was going to take us to get to the port.”
But as soon as the navigators thought we were going to be able to leave the ice they said, ‘You have to get the hell out of here.’
“In the film, Colman’s character is asked if she has a choice.
If she doesn’t, the ship will sink.
As the crew tries to escape, Colmings ship gets lost in the swirling ice.
Eventually the ship is spotted by a British ship and the crew, who were in no mood to escape by themselves, are rescued by the British crew.
After the film aired, Colmoreson said she was inspired to make the film after seeing the plight of another cargo ship stranded in the polar ice for six months.”
I’m not a big ice fan, so I was really shocked by the plight that they were in,” she said.
Colman said she hopes the film will inspire people to get involved in the global fight to save the world from the Arctic.”
The ice is the biggest threat to humanity and if we don’t get it out of there we are going to face the same problems we had when the Titanic sank,” she added.
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