The 60 meter long fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain became disabled in the South Ocean off Antarctica between Rossøya and Victoria Land. The fishing vessel with its 27 crew on board had become stuck in the ice with 3 of the vessel 4 propellers crushed by the ice. The crew requested assistance with the US Coastguard icebreaker Polar Star responding. The Polar Star broke the ice and reached the Antarctic Chieftain a few days later. The Polar Star will tow the disabled fishing vessel to the open ocean where the fishing vessel Janas will take the tow and proceed to the nearest harbour. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
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