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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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Stranded Russia ship waits for ice breaker's arrival

The Akademik Shokalskiy has been trapped for nearly a week Credit: Reuters

A Russian ship stranded in the Antactic is pictured in ice as an Australian icebreaker's bid to reach it is halted because of poor visibility caused by a blizzard.

MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck since Christmas Eve after a blizzard's whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place.

The ship is not in danger of sinking, and there are several week's worth of supplies for the 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board.

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