‘Emotional rollercoaster’: Passengers from ship stuck in Antarctica head for home – World News.
By Jeff Black, Staff Writer, NBC News
At least one passenger shed tears of joy as others expressed relief and gratitude on Thursday after a helicopter whisked them off of an icebound Russian ship in Antarctica and delivered them onto an Australian icebreaker that will take them home.
The dramatic international rescue began just after 6:15 p.m. Thursday Australia time (2:15 a.m. Wednesday ET) and was completed about four hours later, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) confirmed.
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