Xue Long - updates

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ARTICLE FINDER

Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land

Jan 22, 2014 - 3:01 PM

The scientists in the doomed Antarctic expedition apologize for the disruption and now face questions over who will pay for the international rescue mission

BYE, ICE. A view of the bow of the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, when he ship was wedged in thick sheets of sea ice. Image courtesy of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, 27 December 2013

Trapped Chinese icebreaker to attempt breakout

Jan 07, 2014 - 11:14 AM

A westerly wind expected to pick up before Wednesday January 8 could give the Xue Long or Snow Dragon its best chance of escaping the heavy ice in which it has been trapped since last Friday

STUCK IN ICE. A file picture made available on 29 December 2013 shows Chinese icebreaker 'Snow Dragon' (Xue Long) seen from the 'Akademik Shokalskiy' ship, which got stuck in ice in Antarctica, 28 December 2013. Andrew Peacock/Footloosefotography.com/EPA

Chinese ship used in Antarctic rescue stuck in ice

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Despite a failed attempt to escape from the ice the Chinese ship confirms it is safe and does not need assistance

TRAPPED. This photo taken on January 2 shows the Chinese vessel Xue Long from the bridge of the Aurora Australis ship off Antarctica, both in the frozen waters to help rescue a nearby Russian research ship. Photo by Jessica Fitzpatrick/Agence France-Presse

Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship

Jan 03, 2014 - 7:13 PM

The Xue Long – or Snow Dragon – has not moved for several days as it took part in multiple attempts to rescue passengers on a scientific expedition aboard the Russian vessel Akademik Shokalskiy

TRAPPED. This photo provided by Fairfax Media Pool and released by the Australian Antarctic Division on January 2 shows the Chinese vessel Xue Long (C) from the bridge of the Aurora Australis ship off Antarctica, both in the frozen waters to help rescue a nearby Russian research ship (not pictured). Photo by Jessica Fitzpatrick / AFP

Relief as harsh Antarctic rescue mission ends safely

Jan 03, 2014 - 11:28 AM

A helicopter ferries the passengers of the marooned ship into an Australian supply vessel ending the difficult mission

MISSION COMPLETE. On  January 2, 2014, passengers who spent Christmas and New Year trapped on a Russian research vessel in Antarctica disembark from a rescue helicopter after they were airlifted from the ice. Photo from Agence France-Presse/Jessica Fitzpatrick/Australian Antarctic Division

Antarctic helicopter rescue underway at icebound ship

Jan 02, 2014 - 2:09 PM

The helicopter evacuation of a Russian research ship stuck in Antarctica finally begins

Sea ice delays Antarctic rescue

Jan 02, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Sea ice delays the helicopter evacuation of the Russian research vessel trapped in Antarctica

Chinese helicopter to evacuate Antarctic ship passengers

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:57 PM

Russia says a Chinese helicopter will evacuate passengers and crew stranded in a scientific expedition ship