British Antarctic Survey currently operates the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The research ship will soon support our ambitious marine science programme and also play an important role in the relief of our five Antarctic research stations, delivering staff, supplies and equipment.
Mariners on BAS ships work in the challenging waters of the polar oceans, but also in some of the world’s spectacular scenery. The Antarctic continent is only accessible to shipping during the summer months of November to March. During this time, the Antarctic offers long hours of daylight, relatively mild temperatures and breathtaking views.