Tag: MV Fram

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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, 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.

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