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All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic

An American heavy icebreaker is leaving Australia for Antarctica to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two vessels trapped in ice near the frozen continent's eastern edge. 52 scientists were rescued from the Russian ship last week.

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Second team airlifted from Antarctic ice

The second team of people stranded in the Antarctic have been airlifted from the ice by a Chinese rescue helicopter, according to expedition leader Professor Chris Turney.

See a video of the helicopter taking off here

The helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon will take all the passengers from the ice-bound Akademik Shokalskiy and transfer them to an Australian Antarctic supply ship, the Aurora Australis.

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