When: Sunday 24 January — 10am till 2pm
Where: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch
What: HMS PROTECTOR open day
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The HMS Protector is a UK ice patrol vessel visiting Christchurch this January. Her normal area of operation is the British Antarctic Territory where she supports the UK’s international obligations, carries out hydrographic survey work and supports the scientific work of the British Antarctic Survey.
You can get a taste of what you will see on-board in this YouTube video, shot just after the HMS Protector was commissioned in 2011:
As you step off the ship, you will walk through a marquee set up by the British High Commission and New Zealand Antarctic organisations.