Nightly News   |  December 31, 2013

Stranded Scientists to be Rescued by Helicopter

Icebreaker ships have not been able to reach the Russian ship stuck in the Antarctic ice, so the passengers on board will be airlifted to safety via helicopter. NBC’s Erica Hill reports.

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>>> that russian ship stranded off antarctica remains stuck in the ice with more than 70 people on board. they sent new year's greetings today as they wait for rescue. the plan now, air lift the scientists and other passengers by helicopter, once the weather improves. we're told, though, that the crew will stay with the ship.