Friday, December 27, 2013
(Undated) -- Rescuers are inching their way closer to the more than 70 people aboard an expedition ship that's trapped by heavy sea ice in the Antarctic. The captain of a Chinese icebreaker tells CNN that he expects to reach the stranded vessel soon. He says his ship is moving slowly due to the thickness of the ice. A French icebreaker is also making its way toward the trapped researchers and tourists. It'll be followed by an Australian ship.