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Chinese Icebreaker En Route To Assist Russian Ship Trapped in Ice Near Antarctica

Has been trapped since Tuesday

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Rescue is on the way for the Russian vessel that has been trapped in thick ice near Antarctica since Tuesday.

A Chinese icebreaker called 'Snow Dragon' is enroute, meaning it will not be long before the 74 crew, scientists and tourists onboard the MV Akademik Shokalsky finally make it to dry land.

"Just over my left shoulder you can hopefully see some grey sky, that's what they call water sky. Basically it means the open water is reflecting on the cloud just above it. That's the most likely route the Chinese vessel is going to take to get to us," said Professor of Climate Change at the University of New South Wales, Chris Turney.