Scientists from the Akademik Shokalskiy
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Uncertainty over Antarctic helicopter rescue plan

A planned helicopter rescue of 74 passengers and crew stranded on an Antarctic research ship for a week has been delayed by bad weather.

The Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck in pack-ice since Christmas Eve. So far three rescue missions have been unable to reach the vessel because of poor weather conditions.

On board the Russian vessel is Andrew Luck-Baker from the BBC's Science Unit.

  • 31 Dec 2013
  • From the section Asia
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