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.…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Andrew Peacock and Australian Antarctic Expedition – Auckland stuff.co.nz

Auckland stuff.co.nzMORALE HIGH: Scientists, explorers and tourists aboard the Russian research ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy are keeping their spirits up. ‘We’re surrounded by ice’

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…

Rescue Vessel Becomes Stuck on Way to Trapped Antarctic Ship – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAn icebreaker sent to rescue a Russian ship trapped in the Antarctic has itself been stopped by ice. The captain of the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon said the…

White Christmas: High spirits on trapped ship – CNN

CNNHong Kong (CNN) — For most of this week, the 74 people aboard the Russian expedition vessel MV Akademik Shokalskiy have been at a standstill — trapped in the frozen…

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…

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…