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Rescue of stranded Antarctic ship stalls

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Passengers onboard a ship stuck in ice off Antarctica were Saturday placing their hopes in the Australian icebreaker hurrying to their remote location, after a Chinese icebreaker failed to free them. 

This photo, taken by Andrew Peacock of www.footloosefotography.com on December 28, 2013, shows an inquisitive Adelie Penguin next to the stranded ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which is trapped in the ice at sea off Antarctica

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), which is coordinating the rescue of the Russian passenger ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, said the icebreaker came within six-and-a-half nautical miles of the ship but had to stop.

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