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.…

US Vessel to Aid Ships Stranded in Antarctica – New York Times

New York TimesTAISHAN, China — Australian officials have asked an American icebreaker to help with the rescue of Chinese and Russian vessels that are surrounded by ice floes in Antarctica,…

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…

Polar Star heads to Antarctica to aid stranded ships – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesSeattle-based Coast Guard vessel seeks to break up the ice to free Chinese and Russian ships stuck in ice. By Carol M. Ostrom. Seattle Times staff reporter. PREV…

US Icebreaker to Rescue 2 Ships in Antarctica – ABC News

ABC NewsA U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker will leave Australia for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two icebreakers trapped in pack ice near the…

China Icebreaker Now Trapped in Antarctic – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalSHANGHAI—A Chinese icebreaker crucial to the rescue this week of scientists and tourists in Antarctica is now itself stranded in ice after failing in its initial efforts to…

Rescued Antarctic Passengers Resume Journey Home – ABC News

ABC NewsAn Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday after it was halted for a second…

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…

Helicopter rescue begins for passengers stuck in Antarctic ice – Reuters

ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the…

Passengers rescued from ship stuck in ice in Antarctica – Fox News

Fox NewsCANBERRA, Australia – A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough…

Rescue underway for icebound ship in Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A long-awaited rescue of passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally got under…

An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from ice-bound … – BBC News

BBC NewsA Chinese helicopter arrived close to the vessel, bringing in a crew to assess the landing situation. The aircraft is expected to return within the hour to begin ferrying…

‘Morale high’ on stranded Antarctica ship – BBC News

BBC NewsMorale among the scientists and research volunteers – or tourists – of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013 is surprisingly high. A new year is fast approaching and although that…

Antarctic ship passengers to be evacuated by helicopter – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldPassengers and crew stranded on a Russian scientific expedition ship trapped off Antarctica will be taken off the boat by helicopter once it stops raining, the expedition leader…

Helicopter rescue possible for ship stuck off Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe passengers and some of the crew on a Russian-flagged research ship stranded in ice off Antarctica will be evacuated by a Chinese helicopter once weather permits, the Russian…

Akademik Shokolskiy rescue delayed by bad weather – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldRescue plans remain on ice. Plans to evacuate passengers from the stranded Akademik Shokolskiy have been delayed after a break in bad weather failed to eventuate on Tuesday…

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,…

Australian icebreaker heading to ship trapped in Antarctic sea ice – CTV News

CTV NewsThe day after two other ships were forced to cut their rescue missions short, an Australian icebreaker is en route to a Russian research vessel that has been trapped…

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…

Third icebreaker in route to rescue stranded Antarctic research team – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its…

Icebreaker sent to rescue ship trapped near Antarctica can’t penetrate ice – Fox News

Fox NewsA Chinese icebreaker boat trying to eat through a dense ice block in Antarctica to rescue 74 people trapped on a ship since Christmas Day has had to halt…

China icebreaker close to trapped Antarctic ship – BBC News

BBC NewsA scientific mission ship, trapped in dense pack ice off East Antarctica since Christmas Day, is close to being rescued as a Chinese icebreaker nears. The crew can see…

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…

Icebreakers speed toward stranded ship in Antarctica – CBS News

CBS NewsLOS ANGELES — Three icebreakers are speeding to rescue a ship carrying tourists and researchers that is trapped in thick ice in Antarctica. The ship has been stuck since…

Ship trapped in Antarctica surrounded by ice – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAfter a trip to Mawson Station, an icon of Antarctic exploration, a vessel and its scientific team from Australia became boxed in by ice. Now, all they can do is…

Icebreakers Rush To Free Russian Ship – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyThree icebreaking vessels are on their way to reach a Russian ship that is trapped in ice off the coast of Antarctica. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said on…

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…

Melt Water Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet, Reservoir Trapped ‘Like The … – International Business Times

International Business TimesGreenland is home to the second largest sheet of ice in the world, behind Antarctica. Creative Commons. Scientists were blown away to find liquid water in one of…