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. … Read More

Antarctic rescue: US ice-breaker to help stuck ships – BBC News

BBC NewsA US ice-breaker is to help two ships that are stuck in thick ice in Antarctica following a rescue mission. The Polar Star has been asked to cut a … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Passengers Rescued From Trapped Ship in Antarctic – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long picking up the first batch of passengers from the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, trapped by Antarctic sea ice since … Read More

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Help on the way for ship stranded off Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe fate of the latest rescue attempt for an Australian science team whose cruise ship became trapped in ice off Antarctica on Christmas Day could be determined within hours, … Read More

So close, yet so far: Rescue boat unable to reach trapped ship in Antarctica – CNN

CNN(CNN) — After nearly a week trapped by deep Antarctic ice, the 74 passengers aboard an expedition vessel could soon be freed. But based on the troubles of the last … Read More

Stranded ship in Antarctic awaits new rescue plan –

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 … Read More

Icebound Ship in Antarctica Edges Closer to Rescue – ABC News

ABC NewsA ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to … Read More