Skip to comments.Chinese Icebreaker Trapped After Helping in Antarctic Rescue
Posted on 01/04/2014 1:10:04 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
The 52 passengers rescued from an icebound ship in Antarctica might now become the rescuers.
The Chinese ship that sent a helicopter to rescue the passengers on board the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is now stuck in Antarctic ice and might need a rescue of its own, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
An Australian icebreaker carrying the 52 passengers is waiting in open water to see if it has to go back to help the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon.
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The Akademik Shokalskiy, which left New Zealand on Nov. 28, got stuck after a blizzard pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place about 1,700 miles south of Hobart, Tasmania. The scientific team on board the Russian vessel had been re-creating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson's 1911 to 1913 voyage to Antarctica.
Note: The article has ZERO MENTION of a global warming mission, check comments...
I hope that these researching tourists are footing the bill for all of this mayhem.
Naturally!It is a further illustration of “The HOAX”!!!!!!!
You know, the Chinese may lose that ice breaker, but they will get BUSHEL BASKETS of anti-global warming mileage out of it. From their point of view, “mission accomplished”. Even if our media will suppress this, the non-Socialist world media won’t.
I also have yet to see mention of the fact that it’s summer in the southern hemisphere. And that the reason they were taking this trip is because it’s supposed to be the best weather of the year there.
They did not expect to be trapped in the ice this time of year, so how does this tie in with global warming theories? I’ve heard that the north pole is supposed to be ice free in the next few years because of global warming.
They won’t. There’s an article elsewhere that the insurance companies are on the hook.
Today, Saturday, the Chinese captain hoped the tide change would enable them to get free of the ice. I’m LMAO that the turistas have to stand by on the Australian ice breaker. If I’m reading the correct info, the closest heavy ice breaker is about a 1000 miles away. That one can handle 20’ thick ice. It’s not involved at this point.
One of the commenters called it the Al Gore Effect. HA! Makes perfect sense. Every time or nearly every time the idiots have a Gaia worship party/gathering/research into the polar areas mission or forecast disaster, they get the opposite of their intent.
God has a sense of irony.
OH DA hughmanity of it all! And ironic too!
Who gets salvage rights? If it don’t breakup and sink first?
Sure, it’s all fun & games until someone loses an icebreaker .....
There must be some mistake. The Chinese are superior to the rest of the world (and especially the USA) at everything, and destined to rule us very soon.
No Chinese captain could make such an error, and no Chinese ship could be trapped in this inconsequential ice.
I call shenanigans.
Were they HISTORIANS or GLOBAL WARMING NUTS?
I loathe the liberal media.
When you break icebergs, that affects the environment. I hope the Marxists are happy with their F***-UP.
Yep, the US to the rescue...
I hope the liquor locker aboard the Aussie icebreaker is full. These liberal “scientists?) are heavy drinkers.
A group of liberal pseudoscientists rescued from their joyride from more responsible men that work for a living. And count the cost.
These bullship “scientists” have no more credulity or honesty than a pack of drunken teenagers wrecking a car and laughing while their parents work to pay the bill, and to make the comparison complete, now they’re lying about why they took the car.
Liberals never pay.
Yep, today is 14 days after the solstice which is the northern hemisphere equivalent of July 5th. The planet is just hotter than a firecracker isn't it?
"Frustrated because we had hoped to have some certainty regarding a plan for returning to family and loved ones after already many changes, but of course we are very aware why there is a new situation here and so can't be too upset," Peacock told ABC News in a statement. "Having to just accept the situation for what it is and find ways to stay calm about it all and keep occupied - it's a wonderful environment, a beautiful sunset over the ice right now."
How can I get a ticket to Tasmania, so I can be waiting at the dock for Mr. Peacock. I want to bitch slap him around until he pees like a puppy.
Worried about getting back to family and loved ones? Excuse me, you little p***k, what about the families and loved ones on the two ships that just plucked your ass from that huge pile of Global Warming you were stuck in? Heck, what about the families and loved ones of all those Chinese sailors who 1) choppered you out and 2) are now stuck in all that Global Warming?
What in the Heck is wrong with these people????
He SHOULD since He invented it.
Same goes with a sense of humor.
I remember some FReepers discussing the thought of Jesus laughing. Also, bad/no teeth in those days...no deodorant. Hmmmm.
This USED to be the way humanity had in eliminating the stupid. Now, EVERY effort is used to keep EVERY human alive.
There ain't no culling no more. The stupidest and most foolish are alive and breeding. I just read that
Mongolian idiots those afflicted with Downs Syndrome and those with the 50 I.Q. or less DO indeed have a right to procreate.
If there is a statistician here, it would be interesting to see them mathematically prove the existence of God using this scenario. Because there is no freaking way that chance accounts for the sheer number of ‘oops!’ moments like this on the global warming issue.
And they wouldn’t even need a climate model to do it ;)
Is it safe to assume that both the “research” vessel and the rescue vessels, including helicopters, were all solar-or wind-powered?
It just wouldn’t be right to rely on internal combustion engines of any sort to fuel these noble missions.
I worked in a state mental facility (dealing with the retarded) shortly after high school for a couple years. Yes, it’s been that way for some time now.
The lawyers have a field day every time the issue hits the press and donations to lib causes flow.
Tue Fook Ng Bad
It's a GIANT SHELL GAME....
Three ice breakers sfrozen solid in the ice.....
50 plus global warmers....
...being ferried around in a Chinese helicopter....
< GUESS WHERE THEY END UP.....
I really shouldn’t be laughing.
The fact that they are liberals comes to mind...
The Polar Star is the (WAGB-10) which just finished being overhauled last year. Sister ships.
Never submit to chance that which could be the product of malice.
Chinese icebreaker trapped while attempting to rescue trapped Russian ship.
Sure. But any malice on this topic would be God doing it considering it’s the weather and the greenies are the ones getting the bad juju dumped on them several inches/feet at a time.
Oh wait. I forgot about the Bush weather machine. BUSHFAULT! strikes again ;)
Yeah, ask the guys who were rowing through the Northwest Passage this summer. Also to prove gorebull warming.
Ivan Pavlov's dogs' reaction.
We have ours. Can you spell “Klayman?”
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity. Lazarus Long (aka Robert Heinlein)
BTW he was correct.
I don’t think I’m speaking counter to the beliefs of many FReepers when I state that those with Downs Syndrome DO have an inherent human right to procreate.
What, after all, would “certain inalienable rights” mean?
... “Most cases of Down syndrome are not inherited. When the condition is caused by trisomy 21, the chromosomal abnormality occurs as a random event during the formation of reproductive cells in a parent.
“Like trisomy 21, mosaic Down syndrome is not inherited. It occurs as a random event during cell division early in fetal development.
As a result, some of the body’s cells have the usual two copies of chromosome 21, and other cells have three copies of this chromosome.”
However, there is another, more fitting, option. The fools stated goal was the Sir Douglas Mawson experience. If you haven't read just what he experienced a century ago I strongly recommend reading the tale. There are few, if any, better. Have them better experience Mawson. Say quarter rations for most fools, none for their leader. Leave the brought food for them that brought it. Unless the fools entrap another ship, they'll return in plenty of time. If the fools complain there is another option. Send them out hunting. Guns are passé in Australian lib circles, but clubs would suffice. Shackleton and others, back in Mawson's day, proved you could live on seals and penguins alone. Mawson wished he had the chance. Just think how admired the fools would be by their fellow libs for that totally natural diet!
Grrrr.. Figures. Bet they’d be a bit more cautious with their nonsense if they had to personally pay!!
Well, God bless her. Actually, he already has, with you as a cousin to advocate for and care about her.
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