The Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) new helicopter carrier PHM Atlântico (A 140) (Multipurpose Helicopter Carrier) reached Rio de Janeiro, its homeport, on August 25. PHM Atlântico previously served as the Royal Navy LPH HMS Ocean for twenty years.
The Brazilian Navy announced in Rio the winning proposal for the new Antarctic research base Comandante Ferraz which in February last year was destroyed by fire with the loss of two lives and damages in excess of 12 million dollars.
The Brazilian navy has its first woman two-star Rear Admiral, following the signing on Friday by President Dilma Rousseff of her promotion to the rank of Officer General of the Navy.
The Chilean Navy on Sunday released images of the Brazilian Yacht ‘Endless Sea’ which sank on Saturday in Antarctica. The photo shows the boat stuck in ice at Maxwell Bay, Ardley Cove, in front of the Chilean Antarctic base Presidente Eduardo Frei, reported Brazilian online media.