Icebreaker tows boat in Antarctica

February 14, 2015 12:09 PM

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The US Coast Guard cutter Polar Star is towing the Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain to open water in Antarctica after freeing it from ice.

The 63-metre Antarctic Chieftain was damaged when it was beset by ice while fishing for toothfish about 1700km northeast of McMurdo Sound on Tuesday night.

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