Tag: HMS Protector

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Tuesday, March 25th 2014 - 23:54 UTC

Falklands yomp recreated by royal marines from HMS Protector

Recreation of the raising of the British standard outside Government House

A team of five Royal Marines from ice patrol ship HMS Protector yomped in full kit in the Falkland Islands from San Carlos to the Islands’ capital Stanley, following the exact route of 45 Commando in 1982, thirty two years ago.

Friday, February 21st 2014 - 07:56 UTC

South Georgia research vessels' season: three were active in January plus HMS Protector

Divers deployed to check the landing beach at Southern Thule island

Several research vessels coincided in South Georgia Island during the month of January plus HMS Protector involved in extensive surveying of South Sandwich Island for the UK Hydrographic Office, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia newsletter.

Saturday, January 18th 2014 - 05:41 UTC

HMS Protector surveying previously unchartered waters off Sandwich Islands

The ice patrol managed to land a survey teams at Thule Island (Pic LA Vicki Benwell)

Previously uncharted areas of the Southern Ocean have been surveyed by personnel on board Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector. Using its multi-beam echo sounder the ship gathered data off the Sandwich Islands along areas of the Douglas Straits between South Thule and Cook Island for the UK Hydrographic Office to fill in missing data in the Admiralty Charts.

Tuesday, October 15th 2013 - 18:15 UTC

HMS Protector leaves for Antarctica from Portsmouth but will return to Davenport

The Royal Navy “Swiss army knife’ during her last season in Antarctica

Royal Navy’s newest ice patrol ship HMS Protector leaves Portsmouth this week on deployment to Antarctica, but she will be returning to Davenport, where she is to be based in the future.

Thursday, October 10th 2013 - 01:25 UTC

Ice patrol HMS Endurance a complete loss, will be scrapped says MOD

The proud ice patrol almost went down in the extreme south of Chile

The Royal Navy's former ice patrol ship HMS Endurance is to be scrapped after the Ministry of Defense decided the cost of repairing the vessel, which flooded off the coast of Chile in 2008, was too great.

Saturday, May 11th 2013 - 10:26 UTC

HMS Protector back in Portsmouth after a successful nine-month Antarctica deployment

HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship

HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship, has returned to Portsmouth at the end of a nine-month deployment to the ‘Frozen Continent’. Operating in the British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands throughout the Austral Summer, the ship conducted three intensive work periods in the ice, and a fourth work period in the waters surrounding South Georgia.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013 - 14:52 UTC

Britain and Argentina share stringent environmental duties in Antarctica

The Argentine research vessel the MV Bahia Paraiso was lost in 1989 spilling 645.000 liters of diesel

Divers from Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector have been exploring beneath the waves of the Antarctic to ensure stringent environmental guidelines are being followed in the region. In the process the diving team on board HMS Protector has been busy capturing rare underwater footage of the Antarctic.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 - 20:52 UTC

HMS Protector rescues cruise liner at risk of becoming trapped in Antarctica ice

MV Fram seen from HMS Protector. Credit: Sub Lt Stacey Royal Canadian Navy/MoD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

A Norwegian cruise liner at risk of becoming trapped in thick ice off the coast of Antarctica was guided to safety by the Royal Navy in a two-hour operation, an incident which occurred a week ago and has only emerged.

Wednesday, December 12th 2012 - 20:49 UTC

HMS Protector inspecting Antarctic Treaty sites; first visit to Brazil’s Comandante Ferraz station

The Ice patrol inspection is undertaken jointly by the UK, Spain and the Netherlands

Royal Navy Ice patrol HMS Protector has arrived in Antarctica for the first time this season after her long sail south from Portsmouth. She will spend this, the first of her four work periods in the ice this Austral Summer, supporting an international team conducting formal Antarctic Treaty inspections of sites across the Peninsula.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 19:00 UTC

HMS Protector heading for Antarctica after surveying Tristan da Cunha waters

The Ice patrol conducted the first systematic survey of the Islands since 1970 (Photo MoD)

The Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector on her route to the Falklands and Antarctica, has visited the remote South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha to conduct the first systematic survey of the British Overseas Territory since the 1970s.

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