Airlift Planned for Stranded Antarctic Ship Passengers

The rescue mission will involve a helicopter after three ice breakers failed to reach the ship.
3:00 | 12/30/13

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Today a new plan in place to rescue some of the 74 people still stranded on a scientific expedition ship off of Antarctica. The Russian Foreign Ministry -- a helicopter will be used to evacuate 52 passengers and four crew members. If weather permits. Rough weather was the start of the -- that stranded the group of tourists and scientists on Christmas morning. A blizzard blowing and ice that then throws around the ship trapping it in place. It's minus one and blowing snow. Two icebreaker -- sent to free the vessel couldn't get through the ice which is as much as thirteen feet thick in some places. A third icebreaker ship this one from Australia next on the rescue mission. The powerful war industrialist was only ten nautical miles away when it had to -- -- round because of strong winds heavy snow and very low visibility. But the captain says they still aren't giving up. The -- is up that would. It would talk about Detroit news and onboard that stranded ship a positive message from the expedition leader as they continue waiting. -- -- at least it sounds not what I snags AA so -- at a pace at dawn Friday priced out bin -- and was well. And well advocate Watergate cover up student. He goes on to say not only is everyone's safe and healthy but they still have plenty of food and supplies on board. -- Gonzales ABC news New York.

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