CNS Aquiles Visits Punta Arenas on Antarctic Mission

January 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – During this morning the Transportation “Aquiles” made its landfall at the Prat pier, in order to continue the Antarctic Campaign. The Commander of the Ship, Frigate Captain Jorge Ibarra and his staff were received by the Commander in Chief of the Third Naval Zone, Rear Admiral Ronald Baasch and his General Staff. The Unit…

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CNS Sargento Aldea Completes First Antarctic Mission

January 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – An endowment of 206 sailors, more than 100 people in commission, 32 containers, 6 Antarctic bases supplied and 30 days sailing, were the round numbers of the Multipurpose Ship that more than achieved its mission of logistical and strategic support in the southernmost part of the world. On Friday, November 22, 2019, the anthem…

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Russian Cable Tapping Ship Yantar Now in Pacific

December 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the Yantar oceanographic research vessel of the Northern Fleet, which performs the cruise tasks in the far sea zone, passed the Panama Canal into the Pacific Ocean. The crew began a difficult operation last night. Previously, the Yantar OIC was anchored in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Panama, waiting for its…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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