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Lovesick Chinese sailors throw bottled notes into Antarctic Ocean

Published on Feb 12, 2014 6:07 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Lovesick crew members on the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long marked Valentine's Day by throwing bottled notes into the pristine wilderness of the Antarctic Ocean, state media reported on Wednesday.

The vessel, also known as Snow Dragon, is on a scientific mission to Antarctica and last month took part in the rescue of personnel from a stranded Russian ship.

The 10 men, in white full dress uniform, tossed the bulb-shaped glass bottles into the icy waters on Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency said.

A picture showed one of the bottles, labelled with a couple's names and "eternal love", containing a roll of paper.

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