Royal Navy Ship Makes Port Call in Montreal

As part of the UK’s commitment to the Arctic region, HMS Protector arrived in Montreal, Canada June 9th for the ship’s first ever visit to the Province of Quebec. This was her second time in Canada, visiting Halifax in 2012 according to Halifax Shipping News. The ship is hosting researchers and academics from both the UK and Canada to collaborate…

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Drones Give Protector the Cutting Edge in Polar Ice

Drone experts from Culdrose have given the Royal Navy’s Antarctic research ship ‘eyes in the sky’ to help HMS Protector punch through the polar ice.Seventeen of the icebreaker’s crew are now qualified in operating drones from the deck of the ship, which has just completed her stint around the frozen continent for this season. It’s Protector’s task to update seafaring…

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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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HMS Protector Surveys Waters Around Ascension Island

Stunning underwater volcanoes which hint at the origins of one of Britain’s smallest overseas territories have been recorded by Royal Navy survey ship HMS Protector. The distinctive bright red-white scientific vessel has spent the past few weeks working around Ascension Island – in the mid-Atlantic just south of the Equator – to update charts of waters last surveyed by the…

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From High North to Far South – HMS Protector heads for new adventures in Antarctica

The Navy’s sole icebreaker HMS Protector left Plymouth for the Antarctic August 10th, her first visit to the frozen continent since 2019. With the UK about to be the focus of international efforts to tackle climate change as it hosts the UN COP26 conference in Glasgow, the unique survey/research ship will continue her work supporting scientists from around the world…

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