Akademik Shokalskiy arrives in Bluff

00:47, Jan 14 2014
Akademik Shokalskiy
Images of the Akademik Shokalskiy as it makes its way into Bluff harbour today after its ice-trapped voyage in Antarctic.
Akademik Shokalskiy
Images of the Akademik Shokalskiy as it makes its way into Bluff harbour today after its ice-trapped voyage in Antarctic.
Akademik Shokalskiy
Images of the Akademik Shokalskiy as it makes its way into Bluff harbour today after its ice-trapped voyage in Antarctic.
Akademik Shokalskiy
Images of the Akademik Shokalskiy as it makes its way into Bluff harbour today after its ice-trapped voyage in Antarctic.
Akademik Shokalskiy
Images of the Akademik Shokalskiy as it makes its way into Bluff harbour today after its ice-trapped voyage in Antarctic.
Akademik Shokalskiy
Images of the Akademik Shokalskiy as it makes its way into Bluff harbour today after its ice-trapped voyage in Antarctic.

The Akademik Shokalskiy arrived into Bluff harbour at 7.45am after its ice-bound voyage in the Antarctic.

The Russian research vessel became stuck in thick ice on Christmas Eve with 52 passengers and 22 crew on board. 

The passengers were airlifted off after spending Christmas and New Year's Eve on the trapped vessel.

Southland Times photo
The Akademik Shokalskiy is escorted into Bluff this morning.

Ministry for Primary Industries staff will meet with the crew this morning and check the vessel.

Media have been asked to stay away until inspections have been made.

 

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