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  1. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Chinese ship sails to rescue of Russian vessel trapped in Antarctic ice

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... is on a research expedition, became stuck after a blizzard's whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place. The ship was not in danger of sinking, and there were ample ... to assist. By yesterday afternoon, China's Snow Dragon had made it as far as the edge of the sea ice surrounding the ship, 20 kilometres away, but still faced the tough task of getting through ...

  2. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Final bid to free Akademik Shokalskiy from its trap in Antarctic ice

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 02:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Final bid to free research vessel trapped in ice Passengers on a Russian research ship trapped in thick Antarctic ice faced an uncertain wait yesterday for one last icebreaking attempt- with no guarantee of success. The MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been marooned by heavy ice since Tuesday about 100 nautical miles east of the French Antarctic base ...

  3. News - China - ANTARCTICA

    China icebreaker's Antarctic rescue mission stalls

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 01:44pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Chinese icebreaker sent to free a Russian research ship stuck in thick sea ice off Antarctica forced to retreat A Chinese icebreaker en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice. The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 11 kilometres of the Russian ship ...

  4. News - China - ANTARCTICA

    China icebreaker steams to rescue science ship trapped off Antarctica

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 01:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney China's Xue Long (Sea Dragon) ice breaker expected to free Russian research and passenger vessel trapped in Antarctic sea ice A Chinese icebreaker ... Expedition – the first large-scale Australian-led scientific expedition to the frozen continent. Several members of the team have already battled sea ice to reach the historic Mawson’s Huts – built ...

  5. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    All 52 passengers rescued from Antarctic ship by Chinese helicopter

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:30pm by AFP

    ... in favour of an aerial rescue using the Xue Long’s helicopter, but heavy weather and sea ice stymied efforts until late Thursday. A window of favourable weather allowed the Chinese crew to begin ... Antarctic resupply ship. But sea ice prevented the Australis from launching its barge Thursday, forcing a rethink. In the end, the passengers were flown via helicopter from the stranded ship ...

  6. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Brazilian ship braves fearsome Drake Passage en route to Antarctic base

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... and oceanographic research vessel Ary Rongel finally spot land. As night falls, huge blocks of ice can just be seen on the horizon, the still blurred contours of King George Island, the largest of the South ... veteran with the Brazilian navy. "We can see different animals, such as penguins and sea lions. It is fantastic, very gratifying. This makes up for missing your family- ...

  7. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Antarctic ship passengers ‘to be evacuated by Chinese helicopter’

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 03:59pm by AFP

    ... in the hope they could help in climate change research. Several members of the team have already battled sea ice to reach the historic Mawson’s Huts, built and occupied by the expedition, which have ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Bad weather forces off second attempt, after Chinese ship, by sea to help stranded science expedition Russia said on Monday that most of the passengers ...

  8. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Surge in tourism endangers Antarctic environment, study warns

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... protection. Tourist numbers have exploded from less than 5,000 in 1990 to about 40,000 a year, according to industry figures, and most people go to the fragmented ice-free areas that make up less than 1 per cent of Antarctica. A growing number of research facilities are also being built, along with roads, fuel depots and runways, in the tiny ice-free zones. It is these areas that contain most ...

  9. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian authorities are concerned Chinese icebreaker Xue Long may be trapped by thick ice Australian authorities expressed relief on Friday after 52 passengers were safely evacuated by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica, but then raised concern for a Chinese rescue vessel caught in heavy ice. Officials tasked with freeing ...

  10. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    British-Australian adventurers set off to repeat Shackleton's Antarctic feat

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... A British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton's perilous 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat set off yesterday, braced for fearsome Antarctic seas and icy, bleak conditions. ... South Georgia, their support team said. Although there were unusually moderate winds and a small swell as the adventurers pushed off, the team was heading for looming pack ice to the east ...




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