It took eight days, but a Chinese helicopter finally reached a Russian research vessel that was trapped in Antarctic ice.
Brutal weather conditions have thwarted the latest attempt to rescue dozens of people stuck on a research ship near Antarctica.
After a failed attempt by a Chinese rescue ship, yet another ice-breaking vessel has been deployed to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy stuck in the Antarctic.
A Russian ship carrying 68 passengers and crew remains trapped in ice near Antarctica. The scientific research ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy was retracing a 1911 Arctic expedition when it became stranded.