Russian ship trapped in Antarctic ice: Australian rescue effort underway [ITN]

An Australian ship is making its way to Antarctica to attempt to free a Russian vessel trapped in thick ice after earlier efforts by the Chinese failed. It is hoped the Aurora Australia will be able to free the MV Akademik Shokalskiy which has been marooned in thick ice for several days. If this attempt fails, those on board will be rescued by a Chinese helicopter which has already been to the site.

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