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Tag: HMS Protector

  • Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 07:27 UTC

    HMS Protector expected in Buenos Aires

    When Argentina requested international support in the search for ARA San Juan, HMS Protector was dispatched and joined the multi-nation effort (Pic RN)

    The United Kingdom Ice Patrol HMS Protector is expected this week in Buenos Aires on her return trip from the Antarctica season. The visit is seen as evidence of the renewed and improved UK/Argentina bilateral relations, both politically and in defense issues.

  • Sunday, February 4th 2018 - 10:41 UTC

    Intrepid all-female Indian yacht crew fall in love with the Falklands

    The Falklands has been one of the most beautiful stopover’s that we have encountered. (Pic Twitter)

    As the 6 lady crew members of the Indian Naval yacht TARINI prepare to leave the Falklands they take away: ‘Pleasant memories of a very wonderfully close-knit family atmosphere, of people who trust each other, are resourceful, peaceful and kind to each other and who live well with no poverty, unemployment, destitution or hardships’ said Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi who is the captain of the 17 x 5 meters sloop.

  • Friday, December 8th 2017 - 08:20 UTC

    Falklands/Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport direct flight by a RAF Voyager transport

    In Ezeiza the RAF team and HMS Protector crew members were received by an officer from the Air Force and the Defense attaché from the British embassy. (Pic Clarin)

    A RAF Voyager transport, in a direct link from MPA in the Falkland Islands landed on Thursday morning at Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires with 25 members of the HMS Protector crew, on time to catch a midday British Airways flight to London. It has been decades since an RAF unit lands in the Argentine capital international airport.

  • Thursday, November 30th 2017 - 07:53 UTC

    ARA San Juan: since Falklands' conflict, Buenos Aires and London have never been closer

    Ice patrol HMS Protector with all its sophisticated deep sea technology was among the first vessels to join the search for the missing submarine

    Under the suggestive heading, Clarin correspondent Maria Laura Avignolo writes that the Argentine tragedy of the submarine ARA San Juan has brought ever so close Argentine and British military for the first time since the Falklands conflict. And not surprisingly the support effort includes using the MPA complex in the Islands, if needed.

  • Tuesday, November 21st 2017 - 08:20 UTC

    Britain sends special highly skilled unit SPAG, to help with the submarine search

    HMS Protector has a mull-beam echo sounder on her hull that can scan the depths for sign of life.

    Britain has increased efforts to help find the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan in the vast stormy South Atlantic. HMS Protector, the Royal Navy's Ice Patrol ship, is now in the search area where the submarine last made contact on Wednesday.

  • Saturday, November 18th 2017 - 18:36 UTC

    Ice patrol HMS Protector joins the search for the missing Argentine submarine

    “Following a request from the Argentine government, HMS Protector has been deployed to join the search and rescue effort for the ARA San Juan.”

    The Royal Navy has deployed ice patrol ship HMS Protector to help search for an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 people on board. Contact with the Argentine military sub ARA San Juan was lost three days ago, Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, January 18th 2017 - 12:05 UTC

    HMS Protector recovers equipment abandoned in remote Antarctic island

    A flurry of activity saw sailors and marines attack the site with spades, saws and ice picks, freeing numerous items, including rope, skis, scaffolding and barrels

    Personnel from HMS Protector have removed equipment abandoned more than 30 years ago on a remote island in Antarctica. The ice patrol ship attempted to remove equipment three years ago from Brabant Island – the second largest island of the Palmer Archipelago within the British Antarctic Territory – but were thwarted by bad weather.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

    HMS Protector opens 2016/17 season in South Georgia surveying 160 sq miles of seabed

    During her stint around South Georgia the Plymouth-based icebreaker/survey ship scanned 160 square miles of seabed – roughly the area of the Isle of the Wight. (Pic RN)

    Having spent last Antarctic summer celebrating the deeds of one British polar hero, the crew of Royal Navy icebreaker HMS Protector have opened the 2016-17 survey season honoring his rival. A century after Sir Ernest Shackleton landed at King Haakon Bay on South Georgia in a makeshift lifeboat – the James Caird – Protector entered the same fjord and sent her hi-tech survey launch – the James Caird IV – close to the identical spot.

  • Monday, October 17th 2016 - 06:28 UTC

    Uruguayan scientists on HMS Protector en route to Antarctica for a joint research project

    Federico Weinstein and Carolina Rodríguez are travelling on HMS Protector on a scientific cruise to Antarctica (Pics; British Embassy Uruguay)

    Two Uruguayan young scientists are on board Ice Patrol HMS Protector en route to the Falkland Islands and Antarctica and will be participating in a research program on human impact on the Antarctic marine environment including pollution mainly by plastic made products. Federico Weinstein and Carolina Rodríguez belong to the Faculty of Sciences and represent the resumption of long standing links between the Ice Patrol and Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 04:07 UTC

    HMS Protector crew parade next to the Chilean navy to honor Pilot Pardo in Punta Arenas

    The ceremony remembered the expertise and courage of the Chilean navy officer in the “Yelcho” tug, probably the first successful rescue operation in Antarctica

    Sailors and Royal Marines from Ice Patrol HMS Protector participated on Sunday in a major parade in Punta Arenas, next to members from the Chilean Navy, local Fire fighters and two schools, as part of the commemorations to honor pilot Luis Pardo Villalón, the Chilean navy officer who a century ago rescued the 22 survivors of Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition “Endurance”.