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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 maneuver free, authorities said Saturday. The Chinese vessel, Xue Long, confirmed it is “beset …After Antarctic Drama, Chinese Rescue Ship Is Threatened by IceNew York […]

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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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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 morning. The Xue Long Chinese icebreaker sits in the ice pack unable to get …Bad Weather Impedes Antarctic Rescue MissionWall Street JournalBad weather thwarts rescue […]