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Video: Aurora Australis icebreaker heads for trapped Russian ship

A third attempt at reaching the Russian research ship the MV Akademik Shokalskiy was underway on Sunday, December 29. Two icebreaking ships had failed to reach the vessel, which has been trapped in ice floes since December 25. The latest attempt is by the Australian government’s Aurora Australis, which is hoping to reach the Shokalskiy by Sunday afternoon. This footage shows the crew of the Australis on route. Credit: Youtube/The Sydney Morning Herald

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