All but four passengers from the research vessel stranded in the Antarctic have been safely transferred to an Australian icebreaker, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) which is coordinating the rescue effort.
AMSA has received confirmation that 48 passengers from the Akademik Shokalskiy are now on board the Aurora Australis.
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