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Waiting game for team on icebound ship

It's been eight days since the Akademik Shokalskiy ground to a halt in the waters of the Antarctic after strong winds blew sheets of ice in its path. Since then, three icebreaker ships have tried and failed to reach the vessel. Efforts now focus on sending a helicopter to rescue the ship's passengers. The one problem: weather conditions are too difficult for the helicopter to fly.

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