HMS Protector Completes First Antarctic Mission

The Navy’s sole Antarctic research ship has completed her first stint of the year around the frozen continent – which has revealed the impact of global warning. HMS Protector is on a five-year mission to support international research into wildlife, the changing climate and shifting waters of Antarctica and upholding the UK’s long-standing commitment to the region. The Plymouth-based icebreaker…

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Protector Honors Pioneering Polar Explorer

Sailors from HMS Protector paid tribute to legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton – a century after he died pushing the boundaries of polar research. Crew of the icebreaker held a memorial service at his graveside on the island of South Georgia – the latest stop for the survey ship as she heads to the frozen continent for a summer of…

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CNS Janequeo Trains for First Antarctic Mission

As part of its pre-deployment training for its participation in COMANTAR 2021-2022, the ATF-65 “Janequeo” carried out drift characteristic drills at Molo de Abrigo, simulating the Fíldes Bay sector in Antarctica. The exercise was carried out taking into consideration the tasks that the ship has considered in the Antarctic commission, where it will have to develop the logistical resupply of…

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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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