ARA Puerto Argentino Returns from 2022 Antarctic Patrol

The ARA notice “Puerto Argentino” arrived May 26th at the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base, after participating in the Summer Antarctic Campaign (CAV) 2021-22. The unit, belonging to the Naval Amphibious and Logistics Command and under the command of Lieutenant Commander Patricio Adrián Alisi, was received by the Commander of the Sea Fleet, Rear Admiral Carlos María Allievi, accompanied by the…

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Polar Star Sets World Record With Voyage to Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star has set a new world record as they reached the southernmost navigable region on earth. At 12:55 p.m., New Zealand time, the nearly 400-foot icebreaker reached a position of 78 degrees, 44 minutes, 1.32 seconds south latitude off Antarctica’s coast, approximately 500 yards from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. This distance surpassed the…

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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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