Nightly News   |  January 01, 2014

Antarctica Rescue Set to Begin

A rescue operation is about to begin for Russian ship stuck in the ice since Christmas Eve. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>> tom costello, thanks. we have an update on the russian ship stuck in the ice since christmas eve . australian officials coordinating the rescuer effort say weather conditions have improved and a planned air lift is likely to begin soon, perhaps tomorrow. the helicopter will carry more than 50 passengers, a dozen at a time, to a chinese ship about 12