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Trapped ships break through Antarctic ice

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 02:11

Two ships -- a Chinese icebreaker and a Russian research vessel -- broke free on Tuesday from thick Antarctic ice where they had been trapped for days.

Rescued Antarctic group due in Australia in two weeks

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 13:59

A group of scientists, tourists and journalists rescued by helicopter from their icebound ship in Antarctica is due back in Australia in a fortnight, officials said.

China to build new icebreaker for polar research expeditions

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 18:27

China plans to build a new and improved icebreaker for its ambitious polar expeditions even as efforts are on to free its veteran vessel which remains stuck in Antarctica after rescuing 52 passengers from a Russian ship.

US icebreaker to rescue ships stuck in Antarctica

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 14:25

The US on Sunday sent its heavy ice-cutter to rescue over 120 crew on board the Russian and Chinese ships trapped in the Antarctic, with ice up to four metres thick surrounding them.

El Nino may be behind melting of Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 19:42

The floating ice shelf at the tip of Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea, has been melting and thinning for the past four decades causing the glacier to speed up and discharge more ice, researchers say.

Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 13:54

The Australian authorities expressed relief after 52 passengers were safely evacuated by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica, but then raised concern for a Chinese rescue vessel caught in heavy ice.

All passengers rescued from ice-trapped ship in Antarctica

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 11:11

Sea ice delayed a planned helicopter evacuation of a Russian research vessel trapped in Antarctica, with Australian maritime officials saying the rescue was unlikely to go ahead on Thursday as earlier planned.

Sir Ernest Shackleton`s 1914 expedition pics found in Antarctica

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 14:59

Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators have found a box of 22 exposed but unprocessed negatives, which were frozen in a block of ice for nearly a century.

New Year on ice as weather stalls Antarctic air-sea rescue

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 09:29

An icebound Russian research vessel prepared to ring in the New Year in remote Antarctica today as blizzards hampered a helicopter rescue planned after several icebreaking attempts failed.

Antarctic ship passengers to be evacuated by Chinese helicopter: Russia

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 20:13

Russia said on Monday that most of the passengers and some of the crew stranded on a scientific expedition ship off Antarctica will be evacuated by a Chinese helicopter should the weather allow.

Antarctic blizzard halts icebreaker`s bid to rescue stranded ship

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 14:13

The Australian vessel had reached as close as about 10 nautical miles from the trapped ship before turning back.

Rescue of stranded Antarctic ship stalls

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 14:25

Passengers onboard a ship stuck in ice off Antarctica were on Saturday placing their hopes in the Australian icebreaker hurrying to their remote location, after a Chinese icebreaker failed to free them.