Cruise Ship Trapped in Antarctic Awaits Rescue

Dangerous conditions have delayed the rescue of the stranded passengers.
3:00 | 01/01/14

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Dozens of researchers and tourists rang in the new year on frozen and Arctic tundra still stuck on a ship locked in -- by thick ice. After three failed us rescue attempts the next mission will be by air here's ABC's -- any tests. This morning white out conditions are keeping the 74 stranded passengers on that -- Shipp in the Antarctic. We still don't know Wembley will be helicopter now -- but when it's pretty shocking to yeah. It's still too dangerous for that air rescue this after the explores dawned on sea ice to the famous New Year's tomb Paul Guanzon. Creating a makeshift helipad for rescue the thick ice was just too heavy for ice breaking ships to push through. Time lapse video from one of those ice breakers shows -- constantly got stuck tried another route and got stuck again. A helicopter wolf -- most of the passengers in groups of twelve. To a nearby Chinese ice breaker from there they will be carried by barge to the Australian icebreaker at the edge of the CI. It's -- its debt data rate steady -- I'm dead looking optic -- and equality -- -- cat is out. For Good Morning America GOP need to -- ABC news.

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