HMS Protector Gets Busy in the Antarctic

first_img Authorities The Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol ship has been carrying out an intense programme of Antarctic Treaty inspections since the start of the new year.It has been a busy summer for HMS Protector which is carrying out Antarctic patrols on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), surveys for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) as well as providing logistic support to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).The ship has also been hosting an international Antarctic Treaty Inspection Team consisting of legal, environmental and scientific experts from the UK and the Czech Republic.This team has been preparing reports on the compliance of inspected research stations, cruise ships and yachts with the Antarctic Treaty and its protocol on Environmental Protection.This Treaty is committed to preserving the Antarctic for peace and science and the UK, as an original signatory, continues to strongly support it as the best way to preserve the fragile region.The ship’s company have not only provided support to the team carrying out the inspections, but also been taking part in them.Engineers have used their experience and training in evaluating systems such as water production, waste management, fire and safety procedures in the bases, while the Medical Officer has been inspecting the medical and emergency facilities, health and hygiene.Another of Protector’s roles, in the Antarctic Treaty area, is to clear any waste they come across.Press release, Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMS Protector Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Protector Gets Busy in the Antarctic January 23, 2015 View post tag: gets HMS Protector Gets Busy in the Antarcticcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: Antarctic View post tag: busy View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Middleton brother makes another loss with cake business

first_imgThe cake business of James Middleton, brother of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, has made a loss for its third consecutive year.His firm the Nice Group recorded losses of £23,353 on Companies House, and accounts revealed that members of the family had secured the companies overdraft.The company has a cake business, a cake decorating business and now a new marshmallow business called Boomf, which involves selling marshmallows with personalised pictures printed on them.Mr Middleton said: “this year will be the deciding year for the Nice Group, my focus over the last year has been with Boomf as it has really taken off, we managed to secure £1m in funding and [are] up 320% from last Christmas.” He also said that he was not concerned about the losses made, citing that it was not uncommon for new start-up companies to make a loss in early stages.The cake business sells personalised cakes and cupcakes, with logos and pictures on them.The Nice Group was set up in 2007, and Middleton dropped out of the University of Edinburgh to set the business up.last_img read more