Rescue operation saves group of tourists from ship trapped in Antarctica

Posted on January 3, 2014 • Filed under: Tourists Rescued

According to, the rescue of tourists and other passengers of the stranded, Russian ship Akademik Shokalsky has started, as a Chinese helicopter reached the stranded crew. The operation follows several failed evacuation attempts. Fifty-two scientists and tourists are to be transferred by helicopter to a Chinese ship, 7 miles away from the Shokalsky. The operation is to consist of seven 45-minute long trips, as the helicopter can take 12 passengers at a time. The plan is to then transport them 2 miles by barge to the Australian icebreaker, the Aurora. Read article

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