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The 48-metre (157-feet) Sparta, with a crew of 32, had been anchored to the Antarctic ice shelf around 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km) southeast of New Zealand after ice ripped a hole in its hull and it started taking on water on Dec 15.

The New Zealand airforce made two air drops of equipment and material to help the crew make temporary repairs and pump water out of the vessel.

"The Korean ice breaker Araon will escort Sparta and open an ice lane to allow both vessels to make their way from the ice shelf," said Tracy Brickles of New Zealand’s rescue co-ordination centre (RCC).

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