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Archipelago surveyed by HMS Protector

GOING ASHORE: HMS Protector made a short stop in Tristan Da Cunha

GOING ASHORE: HMS Protector made a short stop in Tristan Da Cunha

PORTSMOUTH-based patrol vessel HMS Protector has surveyed the most remotely inhabited archipelago in the world.

The survey ship used its state-of-the-art multi-beam echo sounder to carry out the examination of the Edinburgh Anchorages at Tristan da Cunha.

It is the first survey of the area to have been carried out using modern techniques.

The British Overseas Territory is 1,750 miles from the nearest land, South Africa, and 2,088 miles from South America.

Cpt Peter Sparkes, HMS Protector’s commanding officer, said: ‘It is a genuine pleasure and privilege for HMS Protector and the Royal Navy to be able to help in making the waters around Tristan da Cunha safer for all seafarers. We are delighted to be here.’

From Tristan da Cunha, HMS Protector will begin its passage to the Antarctic.

 

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