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Russian, Chinese ships escape Antarctic’s icy grip – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA shift in wind direction has freed a Russian-built research ship and a Chinese icebreaker that were both stuck trapped in Antarctic ice fields, according to Russian news media. The Akademik Shokalskiy research ship got stuck Dec 24, forcing the evacuation …Antarctica expedition: Are research and tourism a toxic mix?Christian Science MonitorChinese ship breaks […]

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Forest needed to cover carbon footprint of icy rescue – New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldThe hapless Australasian Antarctic Expedition is finally homeward bound – and thousands of trees will have to be planted to offset the carbon footprint from the prolonged rescue effort. The Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy became stuck in thick …China Icebreaker Now Trapped in AntarcticWall Street JournalRescued Antarctic passengers resume journey homeUSA TODAYAfter […]

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Will stranded ship affect Antarctica cruise tourism? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCruise lines that carry tourists to Antarctica say that the research ship stranded in ice since Christmas Eve did not indicate any increased risk for Antarctic tourism. All 52 passengers on the Russian-flagged research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy were …After Antarctic Drama, Chinese Rescue Ship Is Threatened by IceNew York TimesAntarctica Rescue Boat Now Trapped […]

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Antarctic researchers rescued from ship – BBC News

BBC NewsRescuers in Antarctica have safely transferred all 52 passengers stranded on the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy. The Australian rescue operators said the scientists and tourists were now all aboard the ship Aurora Australis. They were flown …UPDATE 3-All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic iceReutersPassengers Rescued From Trapped Ship in AntarcticWall Street […]

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How icebreakers work — and why they sometimes don’t work – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSo near, and yet so far: The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon) sits in the Antarctic icepack, unable to get through to the Akademik Shokalskiy on Saturday. This picture was taken from the Shokalskiy. Icebreakers are indispensable for traffic through …Copter rescue planned for stranded Antarctic shipCNNAntarctic ship: ‘Good fun’ on stranded Russian shipBBC […]

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UPDATE 2-Antarctic blizzard halts icebreaker’s bid to rescue stranded ship – Reuters

Reuters(Adds details). By Maggie Lu Yueyang. SYDNEY Dec 30 (Reuters) – An Antarctic blizzard has halted an Australian icebreaker’s attempt to reach a Russian ship trapped for a week with 74 people onboard, rescuers said on Monday. The Akademik Shokalskiy …Akademik Shokolskiy rescue delayed by bad weatherSydney Morning HeraldChinese icebreaker turns back from Antarctic rescue […]

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Bad Weather Impedes Antarctic Rescue Mission – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAn inquisitive Adelie Penguin next to the stranded ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which is trapped in the ice at sea off Antarctica. AFP/Getty Images. SYDNEY—Snow showers, strong winds and poor visibility are hampering attempts to rescue dozens of …Aurora Australis abandons attempt to save Akademik Shokalskiy in AntarcticaSydney Morning HeraldWeather forces Australian icebreaker […]

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Stranded ship in Antarctic awaits new rescue plan – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comWith three ice-breakers failing to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, the crew and passengers of the ice-trapped vessel in the Antarctic are waiting to see if two other ships can free them or whether a helicopter rescue is necessary. NBC’s Martin Fletcher …Thick ice thwarts efforts to rescue ship trapped in AntarcticTelegraph.co.ukAnxious wait for ice-stranded […]

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Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Passengers on a Russian polar expedition ship off Antarctica are getting a whiter Christmas than they probably wanted. The MV Akademik Shokalskiy, with 74 people aboard, got trapped in ice and is waiting for other ships with ice-breaking …Russian Passenger Ship Trapped in Antarctic IceTIMEAntarctic tourist ship trapped by sea iceSydney Morning HeraldPassenger […]