Chinese Icebreaker That Helped Rescue Passengers in Ship Trapped by Ice Now Also Trapped in Ice

Snow Dragon ferried climate change researchers to an Australian icebreaker before getting stuck itsef


A Chinese icebreaker that helped rescue 52 passengers from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice found itself stuck in heavy ice on Friday, further complicating the 9-day "roller-coaster" rescue operation.

The Snow Dragon had ferried the passengers from the stranded Russian ship to an Australian icebreaker late on Thursday. It now had concerns about its own ability to move through heavy ice, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said.