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Sailing to Antarctica through the dangerous Drake Passage

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To get to Antarctica, the Brazilian warship "Ary Rongel" has to cross the Drake passage, one of the most dangerous in the world. Some 80 Brazilian sailors are on a mission to resupply scientists based in Antarctica. Duration: 02:11 Video provided by AFP


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