|MS Xue Long|
|Making a helicopter landing zone|
Also on board the Chinese icebreaker MS Xue Long (Snow Dragon) the Captain was able to sail through the floating ice to open water with her crew of 101. This is particularly good news because it was the Chinese icebreaker's helicopter (Snow Eagle) that ferried all the scientists and passengers from the Russian expedition ship to the icebreaker MS Aurora Australis which was in open water.
All these ships were well supplied with food and water so the danger was from ice only which is more than enough to have to worry about.