Listen Live on  

NewsRadio KFBK

Sacramento's News, Weather and Traffic Station

Chinese Icebreaker Fails To Free Russian Ship

Chinese Icebreaker Fails To Free Russian Ship
Posted December 27th, 2013 @ 5:09pm by KFBK News

A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was still not rescued today.  The Russian ship had been on a research expedition to Antarctica when it got stuck Tuesday after a blizzard's whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place.

"The Chinese ice breaker Snow Dragon or Xue Long hasn't been able to get through so unfortunately it's standing on station, we can see it sort of on the starboard side but it's about seven nautical miles away from us and just waiting for another vessel to work through together to get us," said Chris Turney, the expedition leader.

Authorities said it will take a few more days to get to the distressed ship.

Recommended Stories

More from NewsRadio KFBK