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Montevideo, March 25th 2019 - 07:55 UTC

Tag: HMS Clyde

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 09:45 UTC

    Seventeen Filipino crew members rescued from a jigger on fire in Falklands' waters arrived in Montevideo

    “Jun Rong” had a crew of 69, and 64 were rescued and taken to Montevideo where they underwent medical attention, and are waiting to fly back to their homes.

    Seventeen Filipino crew members have arrived safe and sound to Montevideo, following the 11 February fire and loss of their Taiwanese flagged jigger in Falkland Islands waters last week. “Jun Rong” had a total crew of 69, and 64 were rescued and taken to the capital of Uruguay where they underwent medical attention, and are waiting to fly back to their homes.

  • Monday, December 24th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    Thousands of sailors and Royal Marines on duty during Xmas and New Year

    HMS Clyde crew will take a morning dip at Bertha’s Beach, even when the water is colder than Portsmouth, and later will celebrate with a Christmas barbecue

    Thousands of British sailors and Royal Marines stand ready to respond to events at home and abroad this festive season. While many enjoy a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year, nearly 2,000 men and women of the Naval Service are on active duty, while over 2,500 personnel are on standby at home in the UK.

  • Monday, November 19th 2018 - 07:07 UTC

    HMS Protector with ensign at half mast in Buenos Aires to honor ARA San Juan and its crew

    HMS Protector docked in the port of Buenos Aires. The Ice Patrol was among the first to join the search for the lost ARA San Juan a year ago

    The Royal Navy Ice Patrol HMS Protector arrived on Sunday morning to Buenos Aires port with her ensign at half mast in recognition to the discovery of the lost Argentine submarine ARA San Juan and to honor the lives to its 44 crew. ARA San Juan went missing in the extreme South Atlantic of Argentina on 15 November 2017, while sailing from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego to its base in Mar del Plata.

  • Saturday, November 17th 2018 - 12:56 UTC

    Appearance of ARA San Juan: Royal Navy crew paid their respects

    Crew of HMS Clyde showed their respects in an act of remembrance. (Pic BFSAI/RN)

    A year after the disappearance of the Argentine Navy’s submarine ARA San Juan, the crew of HMS Clyde, one of the British ships that participated in the search operation, yesterday showed their respects in an act of remembrance from the Falkland Islands. The act was given hours before the Ministry of Defense and the Argentine Navy confirmed that the Norwegian ship Seabed Constructor made the discovery.

  • Thursday, November 15th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Falklands' patrol HMS Clyde visits South Georgia on fishery protection

    It’s HMS Clyde task to provide support and reassurance to the small number of people who inhabit the island chain

    The Falkland Islands patrol ship HMS Clyde is on her usual patrol area during the austral summer which is South Georgia, 700 miles away. The remote archipelago is as far south of the Equator as Newcastle upon Tyne is north of the invisible line around the globe – but without the benefit of the Gulf Stream, endures far less clement weather.

  • Friday, September 7th 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    Falklands' waters alleged incident denied by Argentine navy and foreign ministry

    Captain Enrique Balbi, spokesperson of the Argentine Navy

    The Argentine foreign ministry and Navy have denied any incident in the South Atlantic involving ARA Puerto Deseado, a naval hydrographic research vessel, which allegedly on September 2, came close to Falkland Islands waters, and was first reported by an Islands' site

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    Falklands' HMS Clyde replacement delayed because of post-Brexit defense duties

    Currently there are three POVs based around the UK and Europe with HMS Clyde, stationed in the Falkland Islands

    The Daily Mail has reported that the Royal Navy is to keep old offshore patrol vessels it was due to decommission to ensure it has enough vessels to police Britain's borders after Brexit. This allegedly means the Falkland Islands patrol HMS Clyde, which was to be replaced by HMS Forth from the new batch of patrol vessels and which is scheduled to become active operational next September, will remain in service in the South Atlantic.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2018 - 07:45 UTC

    Falklands' new patrol vessel starts her long journey to the South Atlantic

    HMS Forth is the first of a class of five state-of-the-art RN vessels, designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism

    The first of the Royal Navy's next-generation patrol ships set sail from Glasgow on Wednesday for her home port of Portsmouth. HMS Forth is the first of a class of five state-of-the-art Royal Navy vessels, designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and other maritime defense duties.

  • 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.