Russische vissersboot dreigt te zinken bij de Zuidpool

---- EDITORS NOTE ----- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / USAF" NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS This handout photograph provided by United States Air Force (USAF) on December 16, 2011 shows the Russian fishing boat Sparta, near the Antarctic ice shelf about 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 kilometres) southeast of New Zealand. Several crew from a stricken Russian fishing boat have taken to life-rafts in icy Antarctic waters as rescuers said it could take five days to reach them. The Sparta began taking on water after hitting an iceberg and sent out a distress call from near the Antarctic ice shelf about 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 kilometres) southeast of New Zealand. AFP PHOTO / USAF AFP