Antarctic researchers rescued from ship
Rescuers in Antarctica have safely transferred all 52 passengers stranded on the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy.
The Australian rescue operators said the scientists and tourists were now all aboard the ship Aurora Australis.
They were flown there in groups by a helicopter from a Chinese ice-breaker.
The Shokalskiy has been trapped since 24 December. Its 22 crew are expected to remain on board to wait until the vessel becomes free.
Sangita Myska reports.
02 Jan 2014
- From the section Asia