US Coast Guard steams to Antarctica to free trawler trapped in ice

February 13, 2015 1:08 PM

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US Coast Guard steams to Antarctica to free trawler trapped in ice

Crews from the U.S. and New Zealand were trying Thursday to rescue a damaged fishing boat with 27 people aboard that remains stuck in ice near Antarctica.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the Australian boat Antarctic Chieftain suffered damage to three of its four propellers after getting stuck Wednesday and can no longer maneuver.

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