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Rescue Ship Sent To Retrieve Stranded Antarctic Voyagers Now Stuck In Ice

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January 03, 2014 AT 3:50 AM
An icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, may get trapped in the heavy sea ice. The icebreaker Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese helicopter on Thursday plucked the passengers from their stranded Russian research ship and carried them to the Aurora.