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Ship Trapped by Ice off Antarctica

Three icebreaking ships on Thursday were hurrying to reach a Russian vessel carrying 74 people on a scientific expedition which is trapped by ice off Antarctica, with Australian authorities coordinating the rescue mission.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the MV Akademik Shokalskiy sent a distress message on Wednesday to say it was stuck about 100 nautical miles east of the French base Dumont D'Urville.

"The ship was starting to head out (to the open ocean) when the blizzard hit," expedition spokesman Alvin Stone told AFP.

Source: AFP. Read full article. (link)

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  • JimPell||

    Not to worry. It is the scientific consensus that the globe is warming, and the Antarctic ice is melting. One ship getting stuck in the ice pack is merely anecdotal evidence. Nothing to see here, move along, move along.

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