Tag: HMS Protector

HMS Protector
Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

HMS Protector to assess fish stocks and update Ross Sea charts

Ross Sea contains valuable fish stocks and Protector will help to ensure fishing vessels comply with the strict environmental rules for a sustainable resource.

Ice ship HMS Protector is heading for waters no Royal Navy vessel has visited in 80 years as she begins a marathon deployment to Antarctica. The Plymouth-based icebreaker and survey vessel will ensure the world’s fishermen are not stripping the largely-unspoiled waters of the Ross Sea of marine life.

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 08:52 UTC

HMS Endurance up for sale; she never recovered from the 2008 accident

 Built in Norway as MV Polar Circle, she was chartered in as HMS Polar Circle, before being purchased outright and renamed HMS Endurance in 1992.

The Royal Navy has put its Ice Patrol ship, HMS Endurance, up for sale. The icebreaker served as the Royal Navy ice patrol ship between 1991 and 2008 before an accident during routine maintenance destroyed a large part of her equipment.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 07:03 UTC

HMS Protector in cleanup and surveying tasks in South Georgia

HMS Protector at anchor off Grytviken Harbour

The men and women of HMS Protector have helped the South Georgia Government by carrying out a beach cleanup and glacier survey. 700 miles east of the Falklands, South Georgia is a crescent shaped island with magnificent scenery and wildlife. But over the years debris from several shipwrecks has been washed up on the island’s beaches.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 07:09 UTC

HMS Protector involved in CCAMLR inspection in Antarctic waters

A boarding team from the Ice Patrol heads for the pelagic factory fishing vessel, which was found to be “clean and a professionally run vessel with a friendly crew”

The Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship has carried out her first inspection of a fishing vessel in Antarctic Waters. HMS Protector met the fishing vessel while on patrol in Antarctic waters and made arrangements to carry out the inspection.

Thursday, October 9th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

HMS Iron Duke and Ice Patrol HMS Protector coincide in South Georgia

Frigate HMS Iron Duke will be patrolling the area including a call at the Falklands

The Royal Navy HMS Iron Duke on Atlantic Patrol Tasking south berthed this week in South Georgia for a few days where she also met with Ice Patrol HMS Protector which arrived at the islands on her deployment to Antarctica, after battling hurricane force winds and 24 meters waves.

Friday, May 16th 2014 - 19:51 UTC

Ice patrol HMS Protector in Charleston after crossing the Panama Canal

HMS Protector made a night-time journey through the Panama Canal

The Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship has made a night-time journey through the Panama Canal to arrive in Charleston following a busy period in Antarctica. HMS Protector took seven hours and 38 minutes to make the 77.1km passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic through the canal, which this year marks its centenary.

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.


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