The thick sea-ice has stopped the way of US icebreaker which sent to pick the four US scientists and a contractor from Antarctica. However, Argentine navy has rescued them from an Antarctic camp.
The ARA Almirante Irízar made its way to Joinville through ice of considerable thickness to save stranded US scientists.
The five members were there to carry out research on Joinville Island off the north-eastern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. All of them found in good health after helicopter onto the Argentine icebreaker Almirante Irízar airlifted them.
Earlier, US Antarctic Program had requested the Argentine navy for help to get the scientist back as its research vessel Laurence M Gould met with thick sea-ice 13km (8 miles) off Joinville Island.
According to Argentine Foreign Ministry, the ARA Almirante Irízar received the request at Carlini Base, a research station on King George Island. Then, it immediately made its way to Joinville through ice of considerable thickness.
Argentine officials further confirmed that US team will transfer to the Laurence M Gould once the weather conditions tolerable.
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