Marinero Fuentealba Completes Antarctic Campaign Preparations

November 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Oceanic Patrolman “Marinero Fuentealba” sailed through the southernmost seas and canals of Chile to perform different tasks, including the lighthouse relay and refueling, oceanic maritime control and signal maintenance, in what is called the OVOTER commission III. This time the arrival of the first mixed endowment of the Diego Ramírez Lighthouse, where Mariner Stephanie Escobar will be the first woman to live isolated for 4 months in this particular lighthouse, the most extreme of inhabited Chile. Those destined for isolated lighthouses must undergo…

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Hesperides Deploys to Antarctic

November 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The oceanographic research vessel (BIO) “Hespérides” has sailed this morning from the pier of La Curra of the Arsenal of Cartagena to start its XXV Antarctic Campaign, within the framework of the XXXIII Spanish Antarctic Campaign. The farewell ceremony has been chaired by the Admiral of Maritime Action, Vice Admiral Juan Luis Sobrino Perez-Crespo, accompanied by different civil and military authorities. The Spanish Antarctic Campaign constitutes a model of cooperation between different public and private institutions at the service of R & D &…

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Sargento Aldea Deploys for Antarctic Resupply

November 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – During November, as every year, the Third Naval Zone is preparing for the start of a new Antarctic Campaign. This year will bring important news to reinforce the presence of the Chilean Navy in the White Continent, as one of the fundamental axes of the Mission Areas of International Cooperation and Environmental Care, established by the Ministry of National Defense. On this occasion, the 2019-2020 Campaign will be led by the Multipurpose Ship “Sergeant Village”, one of the most versatile of the Chilean Navy…

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HMS Protector Ready for Antarctic Deployment

July 31, 2019 – It’s the height of summer, but crew of HMS Protector say “bring on the ice” as they’re ready for a return to frozen seas. The Royal Navy’s sole polar research, survey and science ship has come through fire, flood, breakdowns and helicopter crashes – all scenarios testing her ship’s company so their ship is safe to operate thousands of miles from the UK. Since returning from an extended polar/South Atlantic/southern Africa research/environmental/mapping mission back in the spring, the icebreaker has undergone an extensive overhaul in Middlesbrough’s…

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ARA Bahia Agradable Deploys to Antarctic

February 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Sunday morning the ARA notice “Pleasant Bay” sailed from Dársena “E” of the Port of Buenos Aires in direct defeat to the white continent to carry out tasks to support the Antarctic Summer Campaign (CAV) 2018/19 . At the wharf was dismissed by the Joint Antarctic Commander (COCOANTAR), Division General Justo Francisco Treviranus, and the Commander of the Maritime Patrol Division, Captain Marcelo Alejandro Dalle Nogare, along with heads of the National Directorate of the Antarctic. The notice, as a component unit of…

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Navy surveys the sub-Antarctic sea floor

February 26, 2019 – The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight is currently deployed to Invercargill in New Zealand to undertake survey operations over Macquarie Island, a 34km long World Heritage listed island that lies approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica. Macquarie Island is part of Tasmania and hosts an Australian Antarctic Division research station. The aim of the survey is to improve knowledge of potential dangers to ships visiting the island, with a focus on the area surrounding the station itself. The LADS aircraft is a modified Dash 8-200…

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Almirante Maximiano Launches AUV in Antarctica

February 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the 4th phase of Operation Antarctica (OPERANTAR XXXVII), north of the Bransfield Strait, near the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica, researchers on the Polar Ship (NPo) “Admiral Maximian”, representing the Nautilus Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), in collaboration with the University of East Anglia (UEA), launched a stand-alone submarine vehicle ( glider ) from a boat and collected it two days later. With the launch of the glider , the Nautilus project was intended to conduct a 75-kilometer oceanographic section across the…

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Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute in Antarctic Campaign “ANTAR XXVI”

February 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The second part of the Antarctic oceanographic campaign ANTAR XXVI began on January 27th from Punta Arenas ( Chile ), which will see the Bap Carrasco ship of the Peruvian Navy engaged in research activities in the Bransfield Strait, south of the Shetland Islands . On board the ship Bap Carrasco the frigate captain Maurizio Demarte , head of marine geophysics and oceanography at the Navy Hydrographic Institute. The presence of the on-board oceanographer specialist is the result of an international cooperation program that…

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Cabinet Minister Visits Hespérides in the Antarctic

February 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – Between the 1st and 5th of February the BIO A-33 “Hespérides” received the visit of the Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities. Mr. D. Duke, accompanied by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy. Mr. D. Teodoro López Calderón, the Ambassador of Spain in Chile. Mr. Enrique Ojeda Vila, the Secretary of State for Defense. Mr. D. Ángel Olivares Ramírez and the Army Chief of Staff of the Army. Mr. Francisco Javier Varela Salas, as well as other authorities of the Ministry of…

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Coast Guard’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Arrives in Antarctica

January 17, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in Antarctica. Homeported in Seattle, the 42-year-old Coast Guard cutter is the United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker, and the crew is making their sixth deployment in as many years to directly support the resupply of McMurdo Station – the United States’ main logistics hub in Antarctica. Operation Deep Freeze is a joint military service mission in…

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L’Astrolabe in Antarctic With French Polar Institute

November 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – The polar patrol boat L’Astrolabe made its first rotation of the austral summer between Hobart and the Adélie land for the benefit of the French Polar Institute ( IPEV ) and French Southern and Antarctic Lands ( TAAF ). Starting on November 6 in Tasmania, he made a stop on November 9 near the Australian island of Macquarie to land 11 people. Then he docked at the Dumont d’Urville station on November 15th. In addition to the 18 passengers disembarked, he was able to…

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ARC 20 de Julio Begins Antarctic Mission

November 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – On November 20, he started from Barranquilla, the fifth scientific crossing from Colombia to Antarctica, organized by the Colombian Antarctic Program; named “Admiral Campos”, which will take place in the austral summer 2018-2019. This is how from the Great Malecón del Río Magdalena, at the height of the Events Center of the Golden Gate of Colombia and the Caribbean, in the framework of a ceremony presided over by the President of the Republic, Doctor Iván Duque Márquez, The scientific expedition takes course of the…

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HMS Protector Returns to the Antarctic

September 19, 2018 – The Royal Navy’s icebreaker and polar research ship HMS Protector is returning to the ice as summer returns to the frozen continent of Antarctica. After several months enjoying the warm waters of South Africa, Madagascar and the central Indian Ocean, the Plymouth-based scientific vessel – used to chart poorly-mapped Antarctic waters, conduct environment studies and work alongside British and international scientists performing research into polar climate and wildlife – is back among the bergs. HMS Protector is three years into a five-year mission. She is spending…

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ARA Canal Beagle replicated the Antarctic base Deception

Google Translation The naval transport vessel carried out the tasks of withdrawal of the temporary Antarctic base that was open for 55 days. In navigation- After carrying out various logistical tasks in Antarctica, the ARA transport “Canal Beagle” anchored in Puerto Foster, in front of the Decepción base to carry out tasks of withdrawal of the Antarctic temporary base. With a warm climate for Antarctica (5 degrees) and with little wind, the ARA transport “Canal Beagle” carried out logistical tasks to close its last base of the 2017-18 Summer Campaign…

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Nation’s only heavy icebreaker departs for Antarctic military operations

The United States’ only heavy icebreaker departed Honolulu Friday bound for Antarctica as part of the U.S. military operation to resupply the U.S. Antarctic Program. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star will establish a channel through 15 miles of ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, sometimes up to 10 feet in thickness, to resupply the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole stations. “Operation Deep Freeze, the U.S. military’s contribution to the National Science Foundation-managed, civilian USAP, is unlike any other U.S. military operation,” said Capt. Michael…

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