Commissioned assigned to BFSAI to replace the damaged HMS Endurance as Antarctic & Ice Patrol Ship. Leased from GC Rieber Shipping for an initial period of three years, with an option to extend lease for further 2 years.
Deployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for her first (7 month) mission to survey the Southern Ocean and coastal Antarctica and returned on 27 Jun 2012.
DeploymentFerraz BaseComandante Ferraz Base to South Shetland Islands to assist Brazilian and Chilean Navy personnel in fire fighting at the Comandante Ferraz Brazilian research base on King George Island.
Port VisitIpswich Harbour to Ipswich for open day and visit by ships company to British Antarctic Survey HQ in Cambridge.
Deployment departed Portsmouth for a 8 month mission to survey the Southern Ocean and coastal Antarctica and returned on 10 May 2013.
UK MoD purchased ship from GC Rieber Shipping.
Deployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 19 month double Antarctic summer deployment. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 12 May 2015.
Deployment coastal sonar survey of Antarctic Peninsula
DeploymentSouth ThuleDouglas Straits sonar survey of South Sandwich Islands, in particular around Douglas Straits between South Thule and Cook Island for the UK Hydrographic Office