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Australian Icebreaker Tries To Get Through To Stranded Antarctic Research Ship 188

Posted by timothy
from the good-on-'em dept.
The shipload of researchers and tourists stuck in the Antarctic ice are still stuck. A Chinese icebreaker, the Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, has gotten tantalizingly close but was hampered by "unusually thick ice." Now, an Australian vessel, the Aurora Australis, will attempt to rescue the 74 people aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy.
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Australian Icebreaker Tries To Get Through To Stranded Antarctic Research Ship

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