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Ship involved in Antarctic rescue faces trouble (icebreaker stuck)
MSN ^ | 1/03/13 | Rod McGuirk

Posted on 01/03/2014 1:47:38 AM PST by Libloather

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 on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, may get stuck in the heavy sea ice.

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But on Friday afternoon, 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. The Aurora — which was carrying the passengers to the Australian island state of Tasmania — was told to stay in the area in case the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon needs help, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Centre, which oversaw the rescue.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; hoax; icebreaker; idiots; rescue; ship; stuck
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If I rev the SUV, will it help?
1 posted on 01/03/2014 1:47:39 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Just turn on the hull heater! Problem solved!


2 posted on 01/03/2014 1:49:52 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes. That’s how I see it too.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 2:00:18 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Libloather

LOL!!


4 posted on 01/03/2014 2:01:08 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Libloather

Melting ice caps are a b1tch, huh?


5 posted on 01/03/2014 2:07:11 AM PST by jughandle
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To: Libloather
Al Gore, you have a phone call at the courtesy desk!"


6 posted on 01/03/2014 2:23:43 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

Wow. That photo creeps me out. It’s... satanic.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 2:29:45 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Libloather
Maybe they can all Riverdance across the ice...


8 posted on 01/03/2014 2:34:37 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Libloather

This story keeps getting better and better!


9 posted on 01/03/2014 2:35:31 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: KGeorge
Al Gore, our real life Smaug (from The Hobbit) to destroy Capitalism. He is an evil.
10 posted on 01/03/2014 2:46:01 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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the hull heater!

The SUV doesn't have one of those. Checking Ebay right now...

11 posted on 01/03/2014 2:46:16 AM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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the hull heater!

The SUV doesn't have one of those. Checking Ebay right now...

TANK-TYPE ENGINE HEATERS Fast starts all winter long Adapter for Mercedes sold separately (ZX541142) Built-in thermostat prevents overheating and burnout. Keeps engine warm by circulating warm engine coolant through entire engine. Quicker heater and defroster output.

Connects to 5/8" heater hose-;operates on regular AC house current. 120 volt. With 1-ft. grounded cord and instructions.

750-Watt. Warms 4-cylinder engines in 2-3 hours, 6-cylinder engines overnight. 1,000-Watt. Warms 6-cylinder engines in 2-3 hours, 8-cylinder engines overnight. 1,500-Watt. Warms 8-cylinder engines in 2-3 hours.

12 posted on 01/03/2014 3:00:32 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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If I rev the SUV, will it help?

I am still laughing my ass off! Probably the 8 funniest words I've ever read!
13 posted on 01/03/2014 3:04:38 AM PST by 762X51
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To: jonrick46

And maybe the biggest huckster ever to con America. Yeppir. Ridiculous, but evil.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 3:46:39 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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Will they be charged in international court once the ice shifts and crushes the ship thus causing the fuel and oil to pollute the Antarctic?

Or is this a solar powered ship?


15 posted on 01/03/2014 3:53:30 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: Libloather

...and, it’s summer down there! Wait till it gets cold and starts freezing! (making snarky chortle sounds)


16 posted on 01/03/2014 4:23:58 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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Will they be charged in international court once the ice shifts and crushes the ship thus causing the fuel and oil to pollute the Antarctic?

I was just going to ask, are these ships expected to be destroyed by the ice?

17 posted on 01/03/2014 4:24:44 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Libloather

Send the bills for the rescue to Professor Chris Turney.

Once you add up all the time for the multiple icebreakers involved, the helecopter rescue, the fuel burned, the supplies consumed, etc. his foolish mission of discovery to document Global Warming damage to the ice sheild could turn out to be an expensive ego trip.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 4:31:41 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: jonrick46

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/01/the_global_warming_tipping_point_is_near.html

Gore lays off 90% of staff at alliance for climate protection, closes field offices


19 posted on 01/03/2014 4:33:17 AM PST by opentalk
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Since the sole purpose of the “expedition” was to study global warming (something the news media whores fail to explain in their constant new coverage) wouldn’t it be ironic if the ice claimed its “victim” and sent it to the bottom of the sea once it has been crushed completely and beyond repair. “There, that is what global warming does to idiots”


20 posted on 01/03/2014 5:45:11 AM PST by DaveA37
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