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Chinese icebreaker trapped in Antarctica after rescuing passengers from Russian vessel

Friday, January 3rd 2014 - 14:43 UTC
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The Chinese icebreaker that helped rescue 52 passengers from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice found itself stuck in heavy ice, further complicating the 9-day “roller-coaster” rescue operation. “Snow Dragon” (Xue Long) had ferried the passengers from the stranded Russian ship to an Australian icebreaker late on Thursday. Read full article


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  • yankeeboy

    I blame global warming.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    A$400,000 and counting!

    Courtesy of the Australian taxpayer.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Wouldn't it have been a good idea to ask someone who knew what they were doing? How about the British Antarctic Survey? Just look at that. Dickbrain Russians who ought to know better. And the dickbrain Chinese are so dumb.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext


    Those 'dickbrain[ed]' Chinese managed to rescue 52 people, many of whom are my fellow citizens, possibly including an acquaintance of mine. I, for one, am grateful especially considering the rather frosty relationship recently prevailing over China and Australia.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    Here's the onboard coverage of the stuck 'scientists', I didn't realise that Germans were onboard :-)

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @3 Do you have to work being such a douche or does it come naturally?
    Maybe they should fly you down there with armchair and keyboard to show them how it's done.

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 01:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4 Do I care about your “friends”? Not really. Setting out to “prove” a contention that costs me money. And has already shown to be unsupportable by people with brains? Did they “have” to go? NO. So stuff 'em. I don't have a lot of time for individuals with big mouths and no significant contributions.
    @6 I don't know. Do you have to work at being a fart-arse? Those smelly ones come from passing alongside your slow-moving turds. Of course, all Klingons should be exterminated. Indistinguishable from chinese commies, german nazis and russian commies. But I don't mind going down there. Don't need an armchair or a keyboard. What I would like is an assault rifle, a machine gun, an anti-tank capability, anti-aircraft guns and missiles, cruise missile launchers. anti-ship missiles and the ability to turn argieland into a place of death! According to statistics, the population of argieland is around 41 million. How many war criminals? How many deserve to die? Destroy the criminals. Population down to around 10 million. I know of 3 or 4 Argentines worthy of life. The rest are manure.

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @7 So why bother posting here if you have no connection to Argentina?
    I guess being a right royal twat you need somewhere to bitch and moan.
    At least Argentina is not full of Paki's, Africans and every other sub species that has made it's way to the UK.

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext


    My acquaintance, the legendary Typhoon Tony, is a cook, not a scientist. He has made the trip to Antarctica many times. He also has more character, wit and charisma in his little finger than you have in your entire, desicated, scatalogical being.

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 8 Klingon (off the starboard bow, perhaos?)
    “At least Argentina is not full of Paki's, Africans and every other sub species that has made its (sic) way to the UK.”

    And you are berating Conqueror, you racist argie bastard!

    You don’t have any of your own Indians either after the “Glorious Conquest Of The Dessert” by colonialist cowards with guns against people with few firearms and bows and arrows.

    Yes, brave people the argies, NOT.

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @5 Mr Ed,
    Had to laugh at your post of Hitler.
    Well done & very funny, especially the line “don't worry, he'll make a very good clown”!
    Ha ha!

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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