Icebreaker hurries to rescue explorers

26th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Russia ’s Rossiya nuclear-powered icebreaker is cutting its way through 2-meter-thick ice to evacuate researchers from a drifting polar station in the western Arctic. The ice is so thick that now and then back motion has to be used, Vladimir Sokolov, head of the 50-member rescue mission, has told reporters.

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