The Royal Navy's only ice patrol HMS Protector has left the Falkland Islands on her way back to Plymouth after four of Antarctic work. It will be a 6,000-mile journey for maintenance and training after completing her season last month safeguarding birdlife and laying the groundwork for further research in the years to come protecting wildlife, safeguarding birdlife, and leaving behind special markers.
The Royal Navy's icebreaker HMS Protector has completed her Antarctic scientific mission for the 2023 Antarctic season safeguarding birdlife and laying the groundwork for further research, it was announced.
Sailors from the Royal Navy's Ice Patrol Ship continued their tour of impressive football pitches (starting with Grytviken in South Georgia), when they kicked off inside the Antarctic Circle.
Sailors from the Royal Navy went head to head with British Antarctic Survey staff during a game of football on the most southerly – and arguably the worst – pitch in the world. The playing field, at Grytviken, the largest settlement of South Georgia Island, in the South Atlantic, is billed as the most southerly in the world, some 2,476 miles from the South Pole, to be precise.
Royal Navy personnel are helping scientists warn of potentially catastrophic tsunamis by researching huge underwater volcanoes on the edge of Antarctica. Navy icebreaker HMS Protector has used her state-of-the-art sensors to scan peaks in the South Sandwich Islands – one of the world’s most remote territories.
Ice Patrol HMS Protector's sailors and Royal Marines spent two days digging out the Port Lockroy scientific base in Antarctica which is home to a museum, gift shop and the world's most remote post office.
Drone experts from Culdrose have given the Royal Navy’s Antarctic research ship ‘eyes in the sky’ to help Ice Patrol HMS Protector punch through the polar ice. Seventeen of the icebreaker’s crew are now qualified in operating drones from the deck of the ship, which has just completed her stint around the frozen continent for this season.
Royal Navy officer has made history by becoming the first female captain to command one of the Navy's ships. Captain Milly Ingham is the new Commanding Officer of HMS Protector – the Royal Navy's only Ice Patrol Ship.
The Royal Navy’s polar research ship HMS Protector found an enormous Antarctic glacier vanishing at an alarming rate. The mighty Sunshine Glacier has shrunk by one-seventh in 20 years – an area the size of more than 130 football pitches has melted away.
Royal Navy sailors showed their support for and solidarity with the people of Ukraine when they called on one of the nation’s most remote outposts. The Navy’s sole icebreaker HMS Protector dropped in on 21 scientists who maintain the polar research station of Vernadsky in Antarctica to check on their welfare.