The Chinese icebreaker that helped rescue 52 passengers from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice found itself stuck in heavy ice.
The Chinese ship Snow Dragon had ferried the passengers from the stranded Russian ship to an Australian icebreaker late on Thursday.
Apparently nature has a sense of humor: climate change investigators stuck in ice in Antarctica in high summer. Then the Chinese ice-breaker rescuing them also gets stuck in ice. The irony is delicious.
Perhaps Al Gore will step forward and pay for this rescue of his global warming friends using some of the $70 million he received from Al Jazeera for the purchase of his failing Current TV. Al Jazeera was desperate to gain a foothold in the American TV market.