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Trapped ship passengers can't go overboard with New Year celebration (ice trapped)
Chicago Tribune ^ | December 31, 2013 | Lincoln Feast and Maggie Lu Yueyang

Posted on 12/31/2013 2:09:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Passengers and crew aboard a Russian ship trapped for eight days in ice off Antarctica planned to ring in the New Year with dinner, drinks and song as they waited for a break in a blizzard to allow a Chinese helicopter to rescue them.

But they can't party too hard because the rescue could come at any minute.

The Akademik Shokalskiy, trapped since December 24 about 100 nautical miles east of a French Antarctic station, Dumont D'Urville, and about 1,500 nautical miles south of Tasmania, welcomes the New Year at 1100 GMT, two hours ahead of Sydney.

It was not possible to contact the ship immediately thanks to patchy communications in one of the coldest and remotest places on Earth, but the plan was for passengers to congregate in the bar and sing a song about their adventure.

Revelries were to be kept in check in case passengers and crew had to leave at any moment if the snow and wind cleared.

"Tonight's celebrations have been tempered by the knowledge that we will definitely be getting helicoptered off, basically at the earliest opportunity, once the weather improves," Andrew Peacock, the expedition's doctor, said by satellite telephone.

"The camaraderie has been great but it is all a bit of a shame for it to end this way. We know a lot of other people are working incredibly hard to get us out of here."

The ship left New Zealand on November 28 on a private expedition marking the 100th anniversary of an Antarctic journey led by famed Australian explorer Douglas Mawson.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: antarctic; antarctica; australia; climatechange; icecap; iceflow; russia; trappedship; unitedkingdom
The MSM dare not mention the purpose for, the scientists aboard or why there are media aboard this vessel. They intended to make a documentary on global warming.

Shhhhh....they can't report that to their readers (the "folks" that must be fooled); that would expose the Leftists invested in control.

Fox News: “We were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.” quote from Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at Australia’s University of New South Wales -- leader of "expedition."

Watts Up With That?: All scientists and passengers to be taken off ship stuck in Antarctic Ice

1 posted on 12/31/2013 2:09:02 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"ahhhhehe he he heh he"

2 posted on 12/31/2013 2:12:54 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It was not possible to contact the ship immediately thanks to patchy communications in one of the coldest and remotest places on Earth

Coldest and remotest? It is summertime now. Imagine how cold and remote it gets in the wintertime. Still, these globull warming, communist bastards don't admit the errors of their ways. The hard cord leadership is lying, and they know they are lying. It is, after all, all about socialism/communism.

3 posted on 12/31/2013 2:27:58 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
""The camaraderie has been great but it is all a bit of a shame for it to end this way. ..."

Their camaraderie will end? huh? Shouldn't this adventure make them blood brothers for life?

Is the ice affecting their brain?

4 posted on 12/31/2013 2:59:19 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...because drunk, stupid, and frozen is no way to go through life...


5 posted on 12/31/2013 3:10:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I watched what must have been a 5-8 minute long report on CNN on this and the words “global warming” were not once mentioned. “Climate change” was used once; one single time. Atrocious.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 3:26:12 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Mark17

No keedean.

Mountainions and butterflies were seen off the starboard side .

All marveled at the wonders of nature.

Then a great big crocodile and hippo ate em....

/s

Just free thinking the possibilities....

LOL


7 posted on 12/31/2013 3:32:08 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I stopped feeling sorry when one of the PhD idiots said the ice is so thick because of global warming and that there is still massive ice loss. How about images from space we’ve seen where ice is massively growing?

Michael Savage, who I have a love hate relationship with, said liberalism is a mental disorder. Yup.


8 posted on 12/31/2013 4:40:51 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was hoping that they would become a shrine to algore by becoming “commiecicles”.


9 posted on 12/31/2013 4:51:12 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I have read the stories and the comments on the worlds news sites and the vast majority are laughing at these green mafia solders... but there are those that worship the false god of green (both organic and $$$) and swear that we are all going to boil unless we live like Vikings. NOTHING will penetrate the shield of lies that they have woven around their brains.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 4:55:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Russian ship. Chinese helicopters. “Global warming.” Hmmmm. I think I’m starting to see a pattern here.


11 posted on 12/31/2013 4:57:05 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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they should be made to PAY every penny it costs to get them and their ship out of there...
12 posted on 12/31/2013 5:10:16 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Doogle

I guess they will now truly believe:

“Global warming is causing the earth to get colder”

These people are to stupid to see it any other way.


13 posted on 12/31/2013 5:21:48 AM PST by Slambat
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To: LibLieSlayer

“live like Vikings”

More like proletarians.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 5:26:05 AM PST by Slambat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Here's a photo of their New Year's Eve Party.


15 posted on 12/31/2013 5:42:45 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I wonder who’s footing this bill to rescue them. I also wonder after they’ve been airlifted off, who’s going to claim the ship sinking is environmentally friendly? That the ship will sink is in no doubt, it won’t survive long in the coming ice, will be crushed like a bug.

That these idiots still proclaim global warming etc is quite appalling. They apparently are very highly educated and what have you, but yet they say some of the most idiotic things I’ve heard. It’s so frustrating that people can be this stupid. The Christian in me is glad they’re being rescued, but the conservative in me wants the earth to be light a few morons.


16 posted on 12/31/2013 5:58:55 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Slambat

More like the dark ages with obama as king and hunger, disease and violence at the center of daily life.


17 posted on 12/31/2013 6:19:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Bulwyf

Being highly educated in lies and evil do not make them smart... it makes them willing slaves to the their communist overlords. warren buffet and bill gates will write a check to cover it... or may soros already has.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 6:21:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

True, I was more or less venting. It just blows me away is all. The scary part is, these same people want to rule us all, they know what’s best.


19 posted on 12/31/2013 6:43:01 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

It is truly scary!


20 posted on 12/31/2013 6:51:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's really not funny. A few years ago, I was on a fantasy cruise, leaving Southampton and going into those choppy waters south of England. We got a real lesson that it's not all easy to do these sea rescues.

An elderly lady fell and broke her hip. They had to get her off the ship by helicopter. It took hours to maneuver in the choppy seas so the helicopter could safely land and take off. That was just one person being evacuated and the ship not having to deal with ice. It was on the Queen Mary 2, about the sturdiest ships there is. These folks are on a much smaller ship.

Maybe everybody on board should stop laughing and joking and realize there's real danger here, both to the passengers and to those who will have to make the rescue. Maybe we should be asking why those rescuers have to risk their lives because of "extreme" vacationing run amok.

21 posted on 12/31/2013 7:04:29 AM PST by grania
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Truthfully, by now they should be desperate to evacuate, because unless they take the first opportunity to do so, it may soon be too late. Temperatures in January are usually the second warmest, but winter may come weeks early.

Even leaving a skeleton crew behind is a big risk.


22 posted on 12/31/2013 7:22:14 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Smokin' Joe
...because drunk, stupid, and frozen is no way to go through life...

But not a bad way for a liberal to end it?

23 posted on 12/31/2013 8:46:22 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What do the GPS readings indicate as to the ship's movement to open water?

How many decades will it take until it is free again?

24 posted on 12/31/2013 9:47:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
But they can't party too hard because the rescue could come at any minute.

Stories of extraordinary human endurance like this one just warm the heart.

25 posted on 12/31/2013 9:59:43 PM PST by Cementjungle
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