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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:03 PM

US scientists rescued in Antarctica by Argentina icebreaker

Source: Buenos Aires Times

A group of U.S. scientists who were stranded in an ice-bound island off the northeastern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula were rescued Sunday by an Argentine icebreaker, US and Argentine authorities announced Monday.

The four scientists and a support staff member, who were conducting research at Joinville Island, were airlifted by helicopter to the Almirante Irizar icebreaker.

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry said that the U.S. icebreaker Laurence M. Gould was unable to carry out the evacuation because the ice barrier was too dense on the Weddell Sea in front of the island that is south of the Argentine mainland. The US Antarctic Program then requested assistance from Argentina.

Argentina’s Armed Forces said that the five are in good health and will be transferred to the US vessel when weather conditions improve.

Read more: http://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/us-scientists-rescued-in-antarctica-by-argentina-icebreaker.phtml





The icebreaker Almirante Irizar

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sandensea Mar 2018 OP
Judi Lynn Mar 2018 #1
Demovictory9 Mar 2018 #2
BumRushDaShow Mar 2018 #3
Judi Lynn Mar 2018 #4
Stuart G Mar 2018 #5

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:42 PM

1. The sight of the helicopter from the Almirante Irizar icebreaker must have been magical to the 5.





I've read that when when penguins are around in great numbers their noise can make you want to kill yourself!

It's great to see a happy news story, sandensea. Thanks!





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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:10 AM

2. Peacocks too. Horrendous noise..from just a few

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:04 AM

3. Yeah peacocks are loud as are guinea hens. nt

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:48 PM

4. US scientists rescued from Antarctica by Argentine Navy


Team of five said to be in good health following helicopter evacuation

Harry Cockburn 6 hours ago

US scientists stranded on an Antarctic peninsula have been rescued by the Argentine Navy after thick sea ice prevented their own icebreaker from reaching the team.

The four scientists and a contractor became stranded on Sunday after the US icebreaker Laurence M Gould was unable to reach them on Joinville Island.

The Argentine Navy quickly responded to airlift the researchers to the Almirante Irizar icebreaker. They will be transferred back to the Laurence M Gould when weather conditions improve.

More:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/antarctica-us-scientists-rescue-argentina-navy-national-science-foundation-office-of-polar-programs-a8254091.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:51 PM

5. good news...!!!! thanks for your post..!!!!!!!!!!

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