Chris Fogwill on board the Academic Shokalskiy
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Stuck Antarctic ship awaiting rescue

A rescue mission is underway in Antarctica to reach a group of scientists and tourists, whose ship has been trapped in dense pack ice since Tuesday.

Bad weather is hampering a Chinese icebreaker, which is making slow progress towards the Russian registered vessel that has more than 70 people on board.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 27 Dec 2013
  • From the section Asia
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