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Ice traps dozens of fishing boats

More than 100 fishing boats struggling to return from the annual seal hunt with about 400 people aboard are trapped in a shifting ice pack off Newfoundland, helpless as an Arctic wind squeezes the ice tight around their vessels, the Canadian Coast Guard said Thursday. The moving ice pack, long the nemesis of explorers and sailors in the frozen north, was so thick that it trapped two of five icebreakers sent to the scene, according to Coast Guard Communications Officer Susan Keough in St. Johns, Newfoundland. One was freed Thursday; the other remained icebound. Full Story

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