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The Two Trapped Icebreakers Have Broken Free

From a terribly relieved (that the US didn’t save the day) Associated Press:

2 icebreakers trapped in Antarctica break free

Jan. 7, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Russian research ship at the center of an Antarctic rescue drama has broken free from heavy pack ice two weeks after it became trapped, officials confirmed on Wednesday, hours after a Chinese icebreaker that became trapped while trying to help the Akademik Shokalskiy also freed itself and was heading for open waters.

Clearly they have man-made global warming to thank for their release.

The Akademik Shokalskiy had been trapped in ice-clogged Commonwealth Bay since Christmas Eve, while the Chinese ship that came to its rescue, Xue Long, or Snow Dragon in Chinese, reported last week it too was stuck.

But the Snow Dragon was able to use its helicopter to retrieve 52 scientists, journalists and tourists from the Russian ship. They are now on their way home aboard an Australian icebreaker, Aurora Australis…

Once again the AP studiously avoids any mention of why these ‘scientists’ and ‘journalists’ and ‘tourists’ were down there in the first place. No mainstream news media outlet have ever reported that they were out to document the effect of man-made global warming on Antarctica.

The [Australian Maritime Safety] center’s spokesman Sam Cardwell told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio that a shift in the winds "…took the pressure off the ice and allowed them to break free."

A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker, Polar Star, cut short an Australian stopover on Sunday to head to the rescue of the two icebreakers by clearing a navigational path through Commonwealth Bay…

Thereby saving Obama from the terrible embarrassment of having to use the might of the US military to rescue Russky and Chi-Com ships.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “The Two Trapped Icebreakers Have Broken Free”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Snow fell on Australia’s ski resorts over the weekend. Light, but … it’s the middle of Summer down there …

  2. Perdido says:

    Just think how cold it would be if we weren’t in the middle of all this global warming.

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