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Chinese Icebreaker Is Stuck In Ice After Antarctic Research Vessel Rescue

Soulskill posted about 9 months ago | from the mother-nature-thinks-you-need-a-vacation dept.

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New submitter Cochonou writes "In an unforeseen turn of events, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long is now stuck in heavy Antarctic pack ice, just a day after its helicopter was used for the rescue of the passengers onboard the ice-trapped MV Akademik Shokalskiy. The Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis, which is now carrying the passengers of the Shokalskiy, has been placed on standby to assist. The Chinese vessel is waiting for favorable tidal conditions on Saturday to make another attempt at freeing itself."

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Hey dawg.. (5, Funny)

sl4shd0rk (755837) | about 9 months ago | (#45856123)

We heard you needed an ice rescue, so we're sending you an ice rescue for your ice rescue.

Re:Hey dawg.. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856169)

Or to quote Hot Shots Part Deux,

Now we have to go in to get the men who went in to get the men who went in to get the men.

ICE CAPS ARE MELTING! (1, Flamebait)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 9 months ago | (#45857297)

I suggest you watch THIS [youtube.com] instructional video.

Re:Hey dawg.. (2)

rmdingler (1955220) | about 9 months ago | (#45856177)

No good deed...

To a person, the recently rescued passengers are quietly bitching under their breaths, "Why does everything always happen to ME?"

Re:Hey dawg.. (4, Funny)

the real darkskye (723822) | about 9 months ago | (#45856385)

Additionally, the captain was overheard saying "I'm getting too old for this shi...p"

Re:Hey dawg.. (2)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#45856391)

"Why does everything always happen to me?"

Mostly because they're at the frickin' south pole.

Re:Hey dawg.. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856787)

But they were climate change researchers. They were convinced that ice only melts these days.

Re:Hey dawg.. (4, Funny)

gl4ss (559668) | about 9 months ago | (#45857141)

well, they're not on the ship that's stuck now(the chinese breakers helicopter used to get them to the ship)..

just on the one that will get stuck soon.

Re:Hey dawg.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856179)

Oh the irony....

Re:Hey dawg.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856189)

Hey we heard your boat is stuck in ice inside a taco inside KFC inside 1983.

Re:Hey dawg.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856781)

I know an old lady that swallowed a fly.... Perhaps she'll die.

Re:Hey dawg.. (3, Funny)

wbr1 (2538558) | about 9 months ago | (#45857237)

New movie idea: iception

What to do, what to do, call an ice breaker? (3, Funny)

roman_mir (125474) | about 9 months ago | (#45856153)

Yo Dawg, I herd you like to break ice, so I put an ice breaker in your ice breaker so you can break ice while you break ice.

Re:What to do, what to do, call an ice breaker? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856415)

Dying.

How much ice.. (4, Funny)

3.5 stripes (578410) | about 9 months ago | (#45856171)

could an icebreaker break, if it could actually break some freakin' ice!

Just remember now... (-1, Flamebait)

J'raxis (248192) | about 9 months ago | (#45856191)

...global warming is supposed to be melting all this ice.

Re:Just remember now... (1)

dmbasso (1052166) | about 9 months ago | (#45856321)

...global warming is supposed to be melting all this ice.

... said the guy completely clueless to how chaotic systems work.

Re:Just remember now... (0, Flamebait)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#45856369)

Or how the frackin antarctic works. It's much more relevant here that we're talking about the single coldest region of the planet. What everyone needs to remember is that deniers are idiots who think it is all or nothing, and the idea of the south pole being cold or it snowing anywhere is somehow relevant.

Their minds do not work correctly, because even a trivial examination of the ideas here would reveal the problem with this thinking. They do it anyways.

Re:Just remember now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856501)

Your the one that points out every storm or high temperature is PROOF of global warming.

They are making fun of you. You and your people have been spouting nonsense and they are ridiculing you for it because what you have said in the past is obviously wrong. Its not that they are the idiots, its that you are, and they are pointing it out. Gore said the Artic would be ice free by 2013, and we have read stories by the hundreds here on /. about how the Antarctic ice shelves keep falling off and the Antarctic will soon also be ice free. Ice breaker after ice breaker being stuck in the ice, in the SUMMER, is not the thing you would expect if any of those claims were true.

So its not them that are the idiots, they are merely making fun of the real idiots.

Re:Just remember now... (2, Insightful)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#45856667)

Your the one that points out every storm or high temperature is PROOF of global warming.

No one is seriously doing that. The proof is in the absolute fuck-ton of easy to validate wide scale observational data, core sound principles(like absorption spectra of greenhouse gasses), and the staggering accuracy of mainline predictive theories.

Re:Just remember now... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856865)

Any asshole ( like you ) can come up with a theory... how about this one so ozone is being depleted because of "greenhouse gas"... which warms the earth... the earth is 70% covered in water... which you say is heating up... which makes clouds... which causes lightning... which produce ozone... which cools the earth... a self balancing system... and even if the earth IS warming up... would that not be a great thing for a collectivist like yourself... making all of that expensive real estate sink underwater and the trailer parks that are miles away from the beach ( like yours ) worth millions?

Re:Just remember now... (3, Insightful)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#45856927)

Yes, and if weren't for the other parts of the post, that'd be a pretty good critique. It ignores the former(widescale observational data) and the latter(astounding predictive accuracy on primary variables, by mainline predictions, such as IPCC).

But yeah, if you ignore reality and data, it is "just a theory". Just like gravity

Re:Just remember now... (5, Funny)

Kielistic (1273232) | about 9 months ago | (#45857341)

Just like gravity

Go outside and look up. What do you see? Birds! Gravity isn't stopping them. If gravity were real why do we see things like dust floating around seemingly freely. Gravity is just a scam to keep airline profits sky-high.

Obvious sarcasm is obvious- I hope.

Re:Market Test (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45857143)

Thats the probrem with liberals they don't believe in the Markets!

Re: Just remember now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45857349)

You're doing the exact same thing that you are accusing the other side of doing. You're pointing to anecdotal events and claiming it as proof of your own hypothesis.

Without data backing up your theory it's worth about as much to the scientific consensus as anything said by the random alcoholic down at the local tavern. That guy thinks he has everything figured out too.

Re:Just remember now... (1)

tibit (1762298) | about 9 months ago | (#45856799)

Just because supporter of an idea "X" is saying stupid shit doesn't necessarily make idea "X" wrong. Gore is frankly doing the climate science a disservice.

Re:Just remember now... (2, Insightful)

ganjadude (952775) | about 9 months ago | (#45856539)

What everyone needs to remember is that believers are idiots who think it is all or nothing, Man is causing the problem and there are no possible other reasons

FTFY

Look, there are idiots on both sides of the isle You got the people who are no matter what going to say that man caused all the problems, there are those who will claim that the climate is not changing even when its clear that there is change, what is not clear is whether or not we caused the changes or if they are natural, and is there anything we can actually do to combat the change without causing unintended consequences or going broke from spending everything we have to make no difference whatsoever.

Re:Just remember now... (2, Insightful)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#45856649)

What everyone needs to remember is that believers are idiots who think it is all or nothing, Man is causing the problem and there are no possible other reasons
 

Except that's a stupid proposition that is just untrue. Of course people who understand global warming don't think it's "All or nothing". It's cold where I am today, and that has nothing to do with the fact that this winter is still, on average, almost a degree warmer than a decade ago. Your placing yourself right in-between scientifically accurate and idiotically wrong just makes you wrong too. It doesn't make you a "reasonable moderate" it just makes you another willfully ignorant person who doesn't even begin to understand the basic science in question.

The presence of idiots doesn't even begin to justify that one "side" is entirely idiotic positions.

Re:Just remember now... (2)

cbeaudry (706335) | about 9 months ago | (#45857307)

The winter has just begun.

Where the hell, did you get your 1 degree warmer average?

And are you talking about your little tiny local area or globaly?

Seriously, can we at least make it half-way through a season before saying its average anything?

Re:Just remember now... (2)

wcrowe (94389) | about 9 months ago | (#45857167)

there are idiots on both sides of the isle...

So, is that Gilligan's Isle you're talking about?

Re:Just remember now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856977)

>> Their minds do not work correctly, because even a trivial examination of the ideas here would reveal the problem with this thinking. They do it anyways.

THIS, I have to listen to my conspiracy theorist friend parotting the worst brain damage, before you can point out how implausible the first item is, he's rattled off another 8 nonsensical things.

Re:Just remember now... (2, Informative)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#45857021)

That, my friend, is known as the gish gallop [rationalwiki.org] where you propose so many wrong headed ideas(each of which a reasonable explanation of would take 10 times as long as spewing out) so quickly as to appear to have an undeniable point.

Re:Just remember now... (0)

Chris Mattern (191822) | about 9 months ago | (#45856387)

... said the guy completely clueless to how chaotic systems work.

Chaotic systems are HERESY! [wikipedia.org]

Re:Just remember now... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45857301)

...global warming is supposed to be melting all this ice.

... said the guy completely clueless to how chaotic systems work.

The "system" is determinist, not chaotic. If the weather is hot, its caused by global warming. If the weather is cold, its caused by global warming. If the predictions are wrong, there is still global warming. The "science" is settled, but if it has to be fudged to match predictions, then there is still global warming. If the predictions are right, it's, "Yeah! We were right. It's global warming!"

And, the followup is always, "give us money and your freedom because global warming!"

Re:Just remember now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856339)

If only climate change sceptics (most of them republitards/tea baggers) would try to learn the difference between climate and weather.

That would be nice and quite helpful.

Re:Just remember now... (1, Troll)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | about 9 months ago | (#45856443)

Remember kids, when it supports ecofascism, it's climate, when it supports skepticism, it's weather. When a huge storm does a ton of damage, don't go thinking that's just weather, it's climate change, boogah boogah! But when temperature delta flatlines for years, don't go thinking that's climate, it's just weather. Yay! (Political) "science"!

(I'm so glad I have more karma than Ghandi. Bring on the downmods fascists!)

Re:Just remember now... (1, Funny)

3.5 stripes (578410) | about 9 months ago | (#45856557)

Remember kids, when a poster uses words like ecofascism, you'll be much better off ignoring the rest of what they type. Spend that time doing something constructive, like scratching your balls.

Re:Just remember now... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856871)

Yes, don't consider the argument on its merits, instead consider its presentation!

Re:Just remember now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45857005)

What merits?

Re:Just remember now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856413)

As I'm sure you've been told, climate isn't weather and weather isn't climate.

Sea ice has been receding for decades. Or do you deny that?

If not, read this [climate.gov] . At the very lease, watch the attached video [youtube.com] showing arctic sea-ice, 1987 to present.

Re:Just remember now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856677)

Don't forget that Antarctica was void of ice during the Mesozoic era. It was pretty warm then.

And sea ice is different then the ice sheet covering Antarctica. It's on the land. Duh.

Is it melting. Sure looks that way. What is the cause? Well there is where the debate and political affiliation comes into play. Can it be stopped? Not if history is any indicator of how much the Earth likes to change it's surface. The question of carbon footprint appears to me to be more politically motivated then anything else. The problem here is science has to know that the ice will melt. So what happens to the massive amount of populace that occupies the coast lines of the world? We better be more mobile then we are now, that is for sure.

Re:Just remember now... (1)

tibit (1762298) | about 9 months ago | (#45856813)

Yeah, Antarctica had subtropical climate IIRC.

Re:Just remember now... (3, Informative)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45856935)

"Don't forget that Antarctica was void of ice during the Mesozoic era. It was pretty warm then."

As I recall, Antarctica as also north of Australia at that time, and just south of Africa and South America (as in you could walk from one to the other).

Re:Just remember now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856571)

I, for one, welcome global warming. It's always too cold where I live, and I wouldn't mind going from land-locked to beachfront property. California was going to fall into the ocean on its own anyway...

ice (1)

Bongo (13261) | about 9 months ago | (#45856205)

In Soviet Russia, missing ice find you!

Ironic (1)

dalesyk (302267) | about 9 months ago | (#45856253)

The Irony of global cooling;)

Re:Ironic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856445)

There is always global warming after an ice age. In this case, it is mother nature dishing out poetic justice. I love it. Hope all their global warming research is frozen.

Unforeseen (5, Insightful)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45856279)

If you send a ship to rescue another ship from ice, and that ship gets stuck in ice... I don't think that's exactly an "unforeseen" event. They knew the ice was there. And building up fast. It's a humorous turn of events, sure, but hardly unforeseen.

Re:Unforeseen (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856949)

They didn't send a ship. They sent a helicopter. Helicopters don't usually get stuck in sea ice. This one didn't, either. The ship which got stuck now is not where the ship with the people in need of rescue was (and still is). Also, the ship that got stuck first wasn't an ice breaker. This one is an ice breaker. You don't automatically expect an ice breaker to get stuck where a normal ship gets stuck.

Re:Unforeseen (5, Insightful)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45857109)

Nobody said anything about the helicopter having problems. However, the helicopter is from the Chinese ship that did get stuck, which is a polar resupply ship and not an full-fledged icebreaker. Even if it was an icebreaker, they have significant limits to how much ice they can break through. Therefore, it's not entirely unexpected for a ship, icebreaker or otherwise, to get stuck rescuing another icelocked ship than it is unexpected for a pickup truck to get stuck in mud trying to pull out a car from mud. It's less likely, but certainly not unforeseen.

Yes, but what about the problem of Global Tilt (2)

gewalker (57809) | about 9 months ago | (#45857035)

Yes, but what about the problem of Global Tilt -- Caused by the mass of all the icebreakers stuck in the Antarctica

Re:Unforeseen (2, Insightful)

GerryHattrick (1037764) | about 9 months ago | (#45857219)

Some UK reports suggest that the 'scientists' and 'tourists' on this ship were ecofreaks seeking publicity to show that some previous explorer's route had become eco-wickedly ice-free. So... they got stuck in 'unforseen' thick ice. And so did their rescuers. And then they were evacuated thanks to an awful lot of gas-guzzling machinery - and still (today) can't leave the area. In the UK, we really do enjoy a good joke like this.

lol. (1)

mordjah (1088481) | about 9 months ago | (#45856299)

Thats all I have to say, China. Just lol.

Fiasco (1, Funny)

Optimal Cynic (2886377) | about 9 months ago | (#45856307)

What a fiasco.

International cooperation (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856327)

I just think it is cool there is such cooperation between Russia, China, and Australia on this "saving" of essentially Antarctic party animals, on a Russian drinking and discovery cruise.

JJ

Re:International cooperation (1)

tibit (1762298) | about 9 months ago | (#45856839)

I think it's all a waste of resources. They should have done an airdrop of food/supplies and had them weather it out. IIRC it was shortage of food that was the issue, they have fuel needed to duke it out.

That's a problem... (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | about 9 months ago | (#45856333)


That's the problem with Chinese ice breakers. You get stuck again in an hour.

Re:That's a problem... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856435)

That's a good one :)

It's still there? (-1, Troll)

jasper160 (2642717) | about 9 months ago | (#45856343)

Al Gore and his zealots said in 2008 all the ice would gone in 5 years.

Re:It's still there? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856405)

Really, if I was them I'd just hold tight, wait it out. That ice should melt away any minute now. I've already bought my beach front time share on Antarctica.

Re:It's still there? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856449)

Arctica !== Antarctica.

Re:It's still there? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856455)

Actually he said it in 2007, and it was by 2014, and it was summer ice in the north pole. So, basically, you got everything wrong. Posting AC because of previous mods.

Re:It's still there? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856537)

I'd still like to see a citation.

It seems unlikely that he would make that kind of declaration.

It seems more likely that he would refer to the results of peer-reviewed papers. And that he would give at least some context.

Re:It's still there? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856617)

LMGTFY [lmgtfy.com]

Re:It's still there? (1)

Ioldanach (88584) | about 9 months ago | (#45856737)

I'd still like to see a citation.

I can't find his actual quote offhand, reported in original context. I can find, however, that he was apparently citing Zwally, as also cited by National Geographic. [nationalgeographic.com] Ggiven that it is going down by steps and not in a continuous flow, however, I think the real year that the arctic will be free of ice in the summer will happen sometime between next year and 2040 (one of the more realistic original estimates), but we can't really be sure which year it'll be. It'll also be interesting to see what the impact of the new solar cycle will be.

Re:It's still there? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856643)

Ah, one of those zealots I see.

Re:It's still there? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856567)

I doubt that's true. All ice melting would mean many cities under water. Should happen eventually, but not by next week.

Zealots are those who insist their beliefs are right despite scientific consensus* to the contrary. Zealots are those who believe evolution did not take place, despite it being consensus* among biologists, as are those who believe the average temperature of the Earth has not been rising despite it being consensus* among climatologists.

* consensus in this case means 90% or more, as there are always guys who disagree.

Re:It's still there? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45857253)

Geography fail!

SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (1)

lesincompetent (2836253) | about 9 months ago | (#45856367)

How much ice would an icebreaker break if an icebreaker could break ice?

Question (1)

GameMaster (148118) | about 9 months ago | (#45856389)

So, how many icebreakers would it take to form a continuous bridge back to Australia?

Re:Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856447)

1 icebreaker, if it's really, really, really large.

Re:Question (1)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45856719)

African or European?

We apologize again for the fault in the subtitles. (1)

genghisjahn (1344927) | about 9 months ago | (#45856403)

Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.

You know what they need right now (1)

torsmo (1301691) | about 9 months ago | (#45856423)

A bridge over troubled waters.

Re:You know what they need right now (1)

Culture20 (968837) | about 9 months ago | (#45856973)

They have an ice bridge.

News? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856437)

How is this news? Sorry, but this sort of thing probably happens on a rather regular basis so this isn't exactly newsworthy.

Oh. Wait. It involves China and makes them look bad (for anyone eager to view something like this as a failure by China rather than just another day at the office for an icebreaker in the Antarctic) so it's obviously newsworthy, right?

Yawn.

Re:News? (1)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45856763)

I don't think anyone is viewing this as a failure/success by any given country. And the only people that look bad are the scientists from the original ship. If anything, it makes the Chinese look good because they put themselves at risk to save people from a completely different region of the planet. It just looks like you want something to bitch about. If this isn't newsworthy to you, just skip over it. The fact you felt the need to comment on it makes it all the more newsworthy.

Re:News? (1)

cyfer2000 (548592) | about 9 months ago | (#45857193)

I think there [slashdot.org] are [slashdot.org] /.ers [slashdot.org] viewing this as a failure of China.

Re:News? (1)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45857331)

First one is a joke, second one is ambiguous as to what's a fiasco. Third one is kind of a moron and judging the the use of "lol", is apparently also a joke. None of them are seriously saying anything about China or the Chinese in general. There are a hell of a lot more people criticizing the original group of scientists and the captain of the original (Russian) ship.

Re:News? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45857171)

How is this news?

Actually, the whole story became news because the initial ship that got stuck was researching global warming and its supposed effect on sea ice. It's always funny to see people make stuff up and then get into trouble when they discover that reality doesn't conform to their fantasies. It's extra funny when re-distributionists fall victim to their own fallacies.

trip climate change "ecotour" (1)

peter303 (12292) | about 9 months ago | (#45856463)

Mainly climate activists and a few professors to observe the effects of global warming first hand. The "real scientists" started their annual research projects in October at the begining of Antarctic spring. (delayed a few weeks by the US government shutdown)

Both poles have been cooler than average the last year with a lot more ice. The long term trend at least in the north still appears to be warming.

Re:trip climate change "ecotour" (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856679)

So you claim that the government shutdown delayed Antartic spring? There is no hope for tomorrow.

Jonah! (1)

Dunbal (464142) | about 9 months ago | (#45856467)

Throw the Jonah overboard and the problems will be solved...

Sounds familiar (1)

UnknowingFool (672806) | about 9 months ago | (#45856485)

We apologize for the icebreaker rescue. Those responsible for the rescue will need a rescue. An icebreaker ønce bit my sister.

Just like the turtles (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856525)

It's icebreakers all the way down

Ice, ice everywhere... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856573)

And I still can't get a goddamn ice cube for my gin & tonic. WORST ECOTOUR EVER!

Damn global warming (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856621)

The reduction in the polar ice packs is critical. Should have listened to Al Gore.

Climate Change Made Simple (1)

Akratist (1080775) | about 9 months ago | (#45856631)

Cold day in January: Crowd #1 sez "There's no global warming!" Hot day in August: Crowd #2 sez "There's global warming!"

Re:Climate Change Made Simple (3, Funny)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45856811)

To be fair, January is the middle of summer in Antarctica. That said, within the past decade I've still seen it snow in June in NY and have gone outside on Christmas in shorts. Personally, I'm in favor of the God Is Trolling Everybody theory.

Re:Climate Change Made Simple (0)

jacknifetoaswan (2618987) | about 9 months ago | (#45856925)

Personally, I'm in favor of the God Is Trolling Everybody theory.

You win the internets, good sir! Congrats!

mod 3oWn (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856711)

isn't a leMonade BY CLICKING HERE

"unforseen" (1)

Brian (2887359) | about 9 months ago | (#45856715)

I do not think that word means what you think it means

Re:"unforseen" (2)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45856833)

I do not think that word is spelled how you think it is spelled.

Reminds me of this incident (1)

DroneWhatever (3482785) | about 9 months ago | (#45856805)

Instantly thought of this [bit.ly] . Ok, so the second crane didn't actually go in the water, but still funny nonetheless!

For more about Antarctica (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856897)

If you'd like to read more about the Antarctic ice and how hard it is to survive down there, I highly recommend the book Endurance [amazon.com] . It's about the voyage of Ernest Shackleton and crew in 1914. Their purpose-built ship got stuck in the ice for months then ultimately crushed. They survived on the ice floes for many more months before finally escaping. It goes into lots of detail and is a fascinating read.

Captain of Shokalskiy is Warming believer too (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45856999)

Ok, so the 72 passengers believe people are evil, are ruining earth, are defeating Gia, are causing global warming. That the 72 passengers, "scientists", only consider their belief, not prudent weather predictions is a given. Problem is the Captain must have believed in global warming also, must have ignored maritime weather wisdom & charts. Willfully ignoring normal Antartic December conditions, endangering passengers and ship, is not in captains job description.

Oblig (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45857041)

In Soviet Antartica ice breaks you!

Ice breaker? (1, Funny)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about 9 months ago | (#45857047)

Why do they keep using that term? I do not think it means what they think it means.

Re:Ice breaker? (2)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45857131)

Because they're *really* good at starting conversations with new people. I mean, just look how long this thread is already. They really broke the ice.

Bring out the lawyers! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45857165)

It's Xue Long time!

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