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Rescue Vessel Becomes Stuck on Way to Trapped Antarctic Ship

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An icebreaker sent to rescue a Russian ship trapped in the Antarctic has itself been stopped by ice. The captain of the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon said the ship came within 11 kilometers of the stranded Russian ship, MV Akademik Shokalskiy, but had to stop. Captain Wang Jiangzhong told reporters it may take the icebreaker another two days to get to the trapped ship. He also acknowledged that if conditions worsen, the Chinese ship may need assistance from another two icebreakers...

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