HMS Protector makes a Royal Navy record, being first RN ship to enter both polar circles in the same year 23122021 CREDIT Royal Navy Twitter.jpeg
HMS Protector will be visiting UK and international research stations around the British Antarctic Territory, and surveying the seabed there throughout December (Picture: Royal Navy).
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Icebreaker HMS Protector makes Royal Navy history with polar expeditions

The Royal Navy's only icebreaker makes history as she continues her work supporting scientists from around the world.

HMS Protector makes a Royal Navy record, being first RN ship to enter both polar circles in the same year 23122021 CREDIT Royal Navy Twitter.jpeg
HMS Protector will be visiting UK and international research stations around the British Antarctic Territory, and surveying the seabed there throughout December (Picture: Royal Navy).

Icebreaker HMS Protector has broken a record, becoming the first Royal Navy ship to enter both polar circles within the same year.

The Navy's only icebreaker, Protector left Plymouth in August for Antarctica – her first visit to the frozen continent since 2019.

The survey/research ship has been supporting scientists from around the world studying the impact of global warming.

She will be visiting UK and international research stations peppered around the British Antarctic Territory surveying the seabed there.