Icebound Ship Awaits Antarctic Rescue
Guardian reporter aboard Akademic Shokalskiy says crew are killing time by taking measurements and counting birds
Story from the GUARDIAN:
GUARDIAN story by Haroon Siddique currently on board the AKADEMIC SHOKALSKIY
|XUE LONG (SNOW DRAGON) to the rescue. Photo by Laurence Topham for THE GUARDIAN:|
The AKADEMIC SHOKALSKIY is a Russian expedition ship full of scientist and paying passengers who assist the scientist in their data collection. Its stuck in Antartic ice awaiting the arrival of the "Snow Dragon" which is actually the translation of XUE LONG the name of the Chinese ship proceeding to scene to assist at the request of the Australian Maritime Assistance organization. To read the full story click here: GUARDIAN: Nice to see the Dragon up to something productive instead of scaring the neighbors.
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