The research ship that expected to help prove global warming but instead became stranded in heavy ice in Antarctica on Christmas Eve – The Akademik Shokalskiy – finally sailed into a New Zealand harbor on Tuesday morning.
The passengers were rescued and transferred to an Australian icebreaker, the Aurora Australis, which is not expected to dock in Hobart until January 20.
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“Looks like the crew of the Russian ship have had enough of ice and snow and climatologists,” says Nick.
“The crew probably celebrating their good fortune on Russian vodka, having removed their ‘problems’ on to the Aussie ship,” says reader Tom Harley.