A blizzard on Christmas Eve left 74 men and women aboard a research ship stranded in Antarctica, frozen in the ice.
Fortunately, they all appear to have internet access, as a researcher aboard the ship has been tweeting updates on their status.
Chris Turney, professor of Climate Change at the University of New South Wales, has been tweeting photos and Vines from the stranded vessel.
Guardian reporter Alok Jha has been posting updates as well...
As has documentary producer Laurence Topham.
Everybody seems to be pretty cool with their current situation.
I mean, they're surrounded by penguins so that certainly helps.
He's been posting updates about the icebreaker that's currently en route to help free the ship.
Everyone aboard the ship seemed quite pleased to see the icebreaker on the horizon.
Update - 3:30 p.m. ET: Jha has tweeted that the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long was forced to turn back. They are now awaiting the arrival of an Australian icebreaker.
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