The “Uruguay” Antarctic Course

The dock 4 of Puerto Madero, today houses not only one of the last exponents of the well-known “Sarmiento” squad; but also part of Argentine history in Antarctica. The corvette ARA “Uruguay” with its 43.36 meters in length is impressive in the tourist circuit of the city of Buenos Aires, but its majesty is given by its feats, its miles…

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L’Astrolabe Preparing for Antarctic in Australia

On Saturday August 14, 2021, the polar patrol boat L’Astrolabe , reinforced by the sailors of its “complement of sovereignty” (complement of crew), left its base port of Reunion for a mission facing south, in the roaring 40ths, maritime area located between the 40th and 50th parallels in the southern hemisphere and so nicknamed because of the strong winds that…

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FS L’Astrolabe Arrives in Australia for Refit Before Antarctic Campaign

Australia will host a French polar patrol ship on its annual summer resupply mission to support research in the Antarctic. French Antarctic resupply ship L’Astrolabe will arrive in Henderson, Western Australia from August 30 to late October to conduct essential maintenance at Henderson before continuing on its journey to the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters. L’Astrolabe, which is crewed by…

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ATF-67 Lautaro Returned from the Chilean Antarctic Territory

June 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – During the day of Wednesday, June 9, the ATF-67 “Lautaro” returned to its base port, a unit that successfully concluded the last logistical support operations to the bases of our country located in the Chilean Antarctic Territory, ending a Extensive period of tasks carried out by surface and air units, dependent on the Third…

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Brazil Studying Antarctic Replacement Ship Proposals

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Brazilian Navy (MB), through the Directorate of Program Management of the Navy (DGePM), informs that, on November 30, 2020, the Proposal Delivery Phase of the Project to obtain the Antarctic Support Ship ( NApAnt). Four commercial proposals were received from the following companies / consortia: – Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and Wilson Sons Estaleiros…

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Argentina Readies for Antarctic Summer Campaign 2020-2021

October 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Defense Minister, Agustín Rossi , yesterday headed a meeting of the Antarctic Joint Command in which the different actions aimed at carrying out the 2020/2021 Antarctic Summer Campaign (CAV) were reviewed, which in this edition will have the challenge of fulfilling the tasks essential for the relief of endowments and supplies, under strict…

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ARA Canal Beagle Redelivered from Refit

September 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – This afternoon, the Minister of Defense, Agustín Rossi, together with the Chief of the General Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Julio Horacio Guardia and the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Juan Martín Paleo, toured the transport ship ARA “Canal Beagle”, after having carried out general…

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Brazil Issues RFP for a New Antarctic Support Ship

June 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Directorate of Program Management of the Navy (DGePM) makes the disclosure of the document Request for Proposal (RFP) , until June 30, as transcribed in the Official Gazette (DOU) of May 20, 2020. The objective of the RFP is to communicate to the market and establish requirements and conditions to select the best…

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