Chinese icebreaker stuck after helping in Antarctic rescue




 
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Chinese icebreaker stuck after helping in Antarctic rescue
 
January 3rd, 2014  
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Chinese icebreaker stuck after helping in Antarctic rescue
By Maggie Lu Yueyang SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Chinese icebreaker that helped rescue 52 passengers from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice found itself stuck in heavy ice on Friday, further complicating the 9-day "roller-coaster" rescue operation. It now had concerns about its own ability to move through heavy ice, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said. The Australian icebreaker carrying the rescued passengers, the Aurora Australis, will remain on standby in open water in the area "as a precautionary measure", the rescue agency said. The Aurora Australis had meant to sail towards an Antarctic base to complete a resupply before carrying the rescued passengers back to Australia.




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