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Trapped passengers in Antarctica ring in 2014

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It's certainly a New Year's to remember for trapped tourists and scientists aboard a Russian ship in Antarctica. Rather than the traditional 10-second countdown, they rang in 2014 with a song about their struggle. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALASIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION MEMBERS SINGING: "1, 2, 1, 2, 3, We're the AAE who have traveled far, having fun doing science in Antarctica." They've been stuck for eight days now. An Australian icebreaker failed to reach them Monday. Hopeful that a Chinese helicopter from a nearby ship can come to their rescue, they stomp away at the snow and ice to create a makeshift helipad. Rescuers plan to move all 52 passengers, many of them Australian, to the Chinese vessel, weather permitting. The Russian crew will stay on board.

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