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Chinese rescue ship stuck in ice

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A Chinese icebreaker that went to the aid of a Russian ship stuck in heavy floes in Antarctica has now itself become trapped by ice, Australian officials said on Saturday. 

The Chinese vessel Xue Long is seen from the bridge of the Aurora Australis ship off Antarctica in a picture taken on Thursday.

"Xue Long's attempt to manoeuvre through the ice early this morning was unsuccessful," the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said in a statement.

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