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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - FALKLANDS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Protector, guardship to the Falkland Islands Dependencies, assists the survey ship RRS Shackleton after damage by ice in the waters off South Georgia.
Description: LS of one of Protector's Whirlwind helicopters ferrying stores and diving equipment to the Shackleton. Aerial view of the Shackleton underway with CUs of the poop deck, port bow and bridge - the Protector (A.146) follows astern of the Shackleton. Cut to HA.CU of Shackleton's boat alongside Protector loading supplies - her two-man crew wave as they return to their ship, now obscured by a dense mist. CU of a Whirlwind as it runs up - an asbestos-suited Rescue Firefighter stands by. a helicopter lifts off and hovers before picking up a cargo net the flightdeck crew have loaded with stores and diving equipment. Shackleton shelters in the lee of an iceberg in the mist. A South Georgia Co whaler, Southern Lily, stands by to assist - the small vessel rolls noticeably in the swell. Protector's two helicopters fly past. LSs of the whaler and its factory ship Southern Harvester. Aerial views of the factory ship show a whale carcass being flensed on the foredeck