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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RRS Sir David Attenborough Departs Cammell Laird for Sea Trials

October 21, 2020 – Today, the UK’s most advanced polar research ship – RRS Sir David Attenborough – leaves Cammell Laird shipyard for two weeks of technical sea trials. In November, the shipyard will formally hand over the ship to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) the new polar ship will transform UK research…

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