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Coast Guard cutter frees fishing vessel trapped in ice
Coast Guard cutter frees fishing vessel trapped in ice

An Australian fishing vessel that had been stuck in Antarctic ice for nearly a week is now freed. The vessel, called the Antarctic Chieftain, got out of its icy trap Friday night with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Star. The Polar Star will now tow the Antarctic Chieftain to open water to test whether the ship can maneuver itself after three of its four propeller blades were damaged by ice, according to a statement from the Coast Guard. Once this testing is complete, the two ships will continue north through 60 miles of icy sea to meet a New Zealand fishing vessel that will either escort or tow the Antarctic Chieftain to a safe harbor, Chief Warrant Officer Allyson...

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