Navy Ice Patrol Vessel to provide Antarctic weather information

HMS Endurance, the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Vessel, will provide information and advice on weather patterns and ice formations to organisers and followers of the Velux 5 Oceans race

The ship left Portsmouth yesterday en route to the Antarctic. During the passage her crew will send regular website and radio updates, sending back audio-visual information where possible. They hope to rendezvous with the skippers as they pass Cape Horn to complete the Southern Ocean passage.

HMS Endurance operates an educational web platform detailing the ship’s route, operations, pictures, videos and crew logs at