A team of 74 climate scientists that went to receive information on the world’s melting ice caps for global warming got stuck at Antarctic as the ice had been thicker at this time of the year. This happened in the last moth -December of 2013 when a crew of scientists went on a mission aboard the stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy. Looking to this climatic conditions, scientists have abandoned their plans to continue with their work and instead the have developed a helipad afoot in order to rescue the team by helicopter. Here are few of the pics from the occasion itself.
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The image taken by one of the passenger Andrew Peacock shows how the ship has got stuck in the ice of East antarctic and is awaiting its rescue.
A coating of ice formed on the trapped ship.
According to Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the rescue is going to be a tough operation and will take several days before the scientists reach the dry land safely. In the above image the expedition leader Greg Mortimer is giving a brief about the climatic conditions on-site.
Leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Professor Chris Turney, is pictured talking to international media.
Australian Green Party Senator- Janet Rice doing some stretching on the top deck.
Chris Turney is the leader of the entire expedition and had come with a hope to reach base camp of Douglas Mawson, who was an Antartic explorer in 1912. Chris wanted to go there in order to study some changes in the climatic conditions.
However, after two sea rescue attempts have been failed, a air-rescue attempt was planned.
Here are some images of the Chinese icebreaker along with its team.
Some of the passengers and scientists were seen enjoying and chilling out amidst the cool weather.
Here is the video.