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Antarctic Research Ship Narrowly Saved

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Science  24 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5240, pp. 1290
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5240.1290


Moscow—A research vessel has been impounded by a German shipyard awaiting payment of repair bills. The Russian finance ministry came through with a payment just before the ship was to be put on the auction block, but the delay may force a temporary shutdown of Russia's Vostok station near the South Pole.