Icebreaker fails to reach icebound Antarctic research vessel (34)

The Hindu 2013.12.28 07:48
DPA Australian authorities on Saturday dismissed reports that a Chinese icebreaker that failed to reach a polar research vessel trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas was also icebound. The Snow Dragon came within 12 kilometres of the Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy but had to pull back for its own safety. "No, it's not stuck," Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokesperson Lisa Martin said.
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