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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HMS Protector’s First At Sea Encounter with RRS Sir David Attenborough

February 18, 2021 – Two of the UK’s Antarctic research ships ‘broke the ice’ when HMS Protector and Sir David Attenborough met up at sea for the first time. The icebreakers – operated by the Royal Navy and the British Antarctic Survey – sailed in company in the English Channel off Start Point in Devon as both gear up for…

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