Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

Top News

Stranded Antarctic group enroute to Tasmania

Friday, Jan 03, 2014 - 00:32

Jan. 3 - Chinese helicopter ferries stranded tourists and scientists in Antarctica to a ship on it's way to Tasmania. Julie Noce reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Rescue efforts are underway in Antarctica where 52 scientists and tourists have been stranded on a Russian ship trapped in the ice since Christmas Eve. A helicopter from a Chinese icebreaker helped ferry the passengers to an Australian ship that is now enroute to Tasmania- a mere 1500 nautical miles away. The group's journey was meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of an Antarctic journey led by famed Australian explorer Douglas Mawson. The group is expected to reach Tasmania in mid-January.

Stranded Antarctic group enroute to Tasmania

Friday, Jan 03, 2014 - 00:32

Top News »

The Exchange »

Moving Pictures »