US scientists rescued by Argentinian icebreaker from Antarctic island

US scientists rescued by Argentinian icebreaker from Antarctic island
 

A group of American scientists who were stranded in an ice-bound island off the north-eastern tip of the Antarctic peninsula have been rescued on Sunday by an Argentinian icebreaker.
The four scientists and a support staff member, who were conducting research at Joinville Island, were airlifted by helicopter to the Almirante Irizar icebreaker on Sunday.
Argentina’s foreign ministry said on Monday that the US icebreaker Laurence M Gould was unable to carry out the evacuation because the ice barrier was too dense on the Weddell Sea in front of the island that is south of the Argentinian... read more

 
12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: Guardian
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