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  • Friday, April 26th 2019 - 06:32 UTC

    HMS Protector returns to Plymouth for first time in four years

    HMS Protector spent a lot of her time in Antarctica supporting scientists and surveying the channels and waterways around the frozen continent.

    The ship has spent time in Antarctica supporting scientists and surveying the channels and waterways. HMS Protector has returned to Plymouth for the first time in four years. The ship spent a lot of her time in Antarctica supporting scientists and surveying the channels and waterways around the frozen continent.

  • Friday, March 8th 2019 - 09:07 UTC

    HMS Protector comes across an iceberg of 11 miles long and five wide

    The Ice patrol was making for the sunken volcano on Deception Island after helping BAS scientists conduct geological work around the South Shetland Islands. (Referencial image)

    The Royal Navy’s Antarctic patrol ship encountered an iceberg the size of Bristol as she began her final scientific mission of the season. HMS Protector came across the enormous mass of ice and snow – 11 miles long and five wide – as she returned to the frozen continent for the last time this winter – or summer as it is in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2019 - 09:10 UTC

    HMS Protector and RRS Shackleton support 100 scientists researching Antarctica glacier

    Working together with British Antarctic Survey’s vessel RRS Ernest Shackleton, the Plymouth-based ice-strengthened vessel crunched her way to a remote Antarctic ice shelf

    Royal Navy survey ship HMS Protector smashed through nearly 300 miles of Antarctic ice to help scientists begin a five-year mission to understand how West Antarctica is contributing to global sea-level rise.

  • 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.

  • Sunday, November 11th 2018 - 22:30 UTC

    Navy withheld British minisub offer to find ARA San Juan, Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad admits

     The HMS Protector could have brought the equipment to help search for the ARA San Juan but the Argentine government was kept blind.

    Argentina last year chose to turn down a British offer of a minisub to search submarine ARA San Juan, it was reported Sunday. The then Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Marcelo Srur failed to convey the British offer December 5 last to Defense Minister Oscar Aguad, who confirmed the reports, according to the Buenos Aires daily Clarin.

  • 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.

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