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

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 … Read More

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 … 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

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

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 … Read More