The Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy sits trapped in thick Antarctic ice Friday 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia.
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The Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy sits trapped in thick Antarctic ice Friday 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia.

Rescue vessel fails to reach icebound ship in Antarctic

By KRISTEN GELINEAU

Associated Press

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SYDNEY — A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice.

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