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Royal Navy Norwegian chartered ship enters service. HMS Protector, formerly the Norwegian research ship MV Polarbjørn, was formally commissioned into service with the British Royal Navy yesterday. "This is a landmark and very proud day for the ship's company of HMS Protector and the Royal Navy. We have much to achieve in the coming months, but we will be ready in every respect to resume the UK's sovereign presence in the British Antarctic and South Atlantic Territory during the 2011/12 austral summer” said the ship’s commanding officer, Captain Peter Sparkes. The 4,985-tonne vessel, built at Havyard’s Leirvik shipyard in 2001 for CG Rieber Shipping, was leased to the RN for three years. She will replace HMS Endurance, the previous Arctic patrol vessel, which nearly sank off Chile last year after her main machinery room flooded.

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Royal Navy Norwegian chartered ship enters service

Published on Friday, 24th June, 2011 at 15:51 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.
Last Updated on 24th June 2011 at 16:02.

HMS Protector, formerly the Norwegian research ship MV Polarbjørn, was formally commissioned into service with the British Royal Navy yesterday.

MV Polarbjørn
MV Polarbjørn
Photo: Brian Burnell/Wikimedia Commons


"This is a landmark and very proud day for the ship's company of HMS Protector and the Royal Navy. We have much to achieve in the coming months, but we will be ready in every respect to resume the UK's sovereign presence in the British Antarctic and South Atlantic Territory during the 2011/12 austral summer” said the ship’s commanding officer, Captain Peter Sparkes.

The 4,985-tonne vessel, built at Havyard’s Leirvik shipyard in 2001 for CG Rieber Shipping, was leased to the RN for three years. She will replace HMS Endurance, the previous Arctic patrol vessel, which nearly sank off Chile last year after her main machinery room flooded.

Protector was given a ten day refit at Odense, Denmark, before joining the RN. Her helicopter deck was moved from the top of the bridge to the stern and an echo-sounding system was fitted for survey purposes. In addition, the ship’s main machinery was given a complete overhaul.

After the crew complete sea trials and pre-deployment training, Protector will take up station in the South Atlantic by November.



Published on Friday, 24th June, 2011 at 15:51 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.
Last updated on 24th June 2011 at 16:02.

This post has the following tags: hmsprotector, ukroyalnavy, mvpolarbjoern.





  
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