2 icebreakers trapped in Antarctica ice break free

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 7, 2014 - 9:01 PM

BEIJING — A Russian research ship at the center of an Antarctic rescue drama has broken free from heavy pack ice two weeks after it became trapped, officials confirmed on Wednesday, hours after a Chinese icebreaker that became trapped while trying to help the Akademik Shokalskiy also freed itself and was heading for open waters.

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