Vessel rescued from month-long ice trap
When the icebreakers have refueled they will return to escort another ship to open waters. It is currently in a safe zone following its rescue.
Three ships found themselves stranded on December 30, with a combined crew of around 400.
Less than a week later, two more vessels became stuck.
A rescue operation was launched, but the thickness of the ice hampered efforts to reach the ships.
Strong winds, low visibility and shifting ice floes added to the problem.