HMS Protector Returns to the Antarctic

September 19, 2018 – The Royal Navy’s icebreaker and polar research ship HMS Protector is returning to the ice as summer returns to the frozen continent of Antarctica. After several months enjoying the warm waters of South Africa, Madagascar and the central Indian Ocean, the Plymouth-based scientific vessel – used to chart poorly-mapped Antarctic waters, conduct environment studies and work alongside British and international scientists performing research into polar climate and wildlife – is back among the bergs. HMS Protector is three years into a five-year mission. She is spending…

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HMS Protector completes first work period in Antarctica

HMS Protector has surveyed areas never been surveyed before during her first work package of the ice season. The ice patrol ship left the Falkland Islands for an 850-mile journey to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The UK Hydrographic Office had requested these areas be surveyed to provide detailed, high-resolution data in order to update the charts. The areas are becoming increasingly popular destinations for tourist cruise ships. Protector arrived at the former whaling station of Grytviken in South Georgia and sent a ‘tide team’ ashore to set…

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ARA San Juan Update November 22

Google Translation Buenos Aires, November 22, 2017. PRESS CAKE NO. 46 UPDATE N ° 5 SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS OF SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Argentine Navy, under the Ministry of Defense, reports that in the framework of search operations of the ARA Submarine “San Juan”, the Training Command and Army Enlistment (COAA) continues with the best use of all available means taking into account the characteristics of the area of ​​operations (AROP), the meteorology and the type of sensors that each unit has. Yesterday, before a sign of sighting…

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HMS Protector joins search efforts for missing Argentine submarine

HMS Protector has arrived in the search area around which international efforts to find and rescue an Argentine submarine reported missing in the South Atlantic Ocean are centered. Following a request for assistance from the Argentine government, the Royal Navy ship immediately changed course from her planned tasking and sailed to join the multi-national efforts to find the missing submarine ARA San Juan. The UK is also deploying the Royal Navy’s specialist Submarine Parachute Assistance Group to assist with the search efforts, and the Falklands Islands patrol vessel HMS Clyde…

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