Crew members from the stranded research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy have been giving thanks after arriving safely on an Australian rescue ship.
The expedition leader Professor Chris Turney tweeted:
Guardian journalist Alok Jha was also full of praise for their rescuers:
We've made it to the Aurora Australis. Via a v big helicopter from Xue Long. Thank you to everyone who has helped w this amazing operation
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