The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi65° Rain Likely

Tonight

Lo47° Slight Chc Rain

Tuesday

Hi64° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo46° Chance Rain

Wednesday

Hi56° Rain Likely

Wednesday Night

Lo47° Rain Likely

Thursday

Hi60° Chance Rain

Thursday Night

Lo46° Chance Rain

Friday

Hi56° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo49° Chance Rain

Ship involved in Antarctic rescue faces trouble

Send to Kindle
Print This

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home today after concerns that a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue may also become stuck in the heavy sea ice.

The icebreaker Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese helicopter on Thursday plucked the passengers from their stranded Russian research ship and carried them to the Aurora. But the crew of a Chinese icebreaker that had provided the helicopter said they were worried about their own ship’s ability to move through the ice.

View my optionsorSign in