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Icebreakers stuck in frozen sea


Sunday 2nd January, 2011

Two icebreakers have become stuck in the Okhotsk Sea in Russia's Far East.

Big News Network.com     Sunday 2nd January, 2011

Two icebreakers have become stuck in the Okhotsk Sea in Russia’s Far East.

The ships had been sent to rescue people caught onboard three ships which had also become stuck in ice.

As the icebreakers were en route to the other ships, the drifting ice hemmed them in.

The large vessels are in an area of ice about 12 inches thick.

Russian transport authorities have said the people onboard the ships, one of which carries 348 people, are not in danger as they have enough food.

It is believed about 600 people are currently aboard boats stuck in Russian ice in the Okhotsk Sea.

The temperature in the area is -22C and forecasts suggest it will fall even lower.

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