The Akademik Shokalskiy has sailed into Bluff today.
The Russian vessel, which was stuck in thick Antarctic ice
for two weeks, arrived into the town's port about 8am.
It left Bluff on December 8, and was retracing Sir Douglas
Mawson's 1911 Antarctic expedition when it got wedged in ice
about 3000km southwest of the town.
Six New Zealanders on board the ship were evacuated with
other passengers on January 2 to a nearby ice breaker vessel
which is taking them on to Australia.
A full inspection of the ship will be carried out by the
Russian maritime authority.