“A ship which was used to rescue by helicopter 52 people from a trapped Antarctic ship has now found itself in need of rescue – after it got stuck in heavy ice.
Having not moved for several days while preparing to airlift the passengers, the Chinese-owned Snow Dragon is now wedged in ice.
The ship was used as a launch pad to pick up the passengers on Thursday, after they had spent nine days stranded. Their ship, the Akademik Shokalskiy, became wedged in ice on Christmas Eve as it was heading towards Antarctica.”
The fact that the Akademik Shokalskiv was stacked with assorted lefty eco-loons, Guardianistas and BBC types all out to prove the ice is melting and we are all doomed, doomed I say, is delicious. By the way, one hopes that the helicopter that did finally lift them off their ship of fools are carbon neutral…