Vessel Phone Numbers and Service
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When dialing from outside the U.S., replace the 011 or 1 prefix with the appropriate international call access code for the country in which you are located. Below is a list of some country codes:

  • Argentina, Chile, Europe, New Zealand: 00
  • Australia: Voice—0011, Fax—0015
  • Canada: 011
  • South Africa: 09

If other country codes are needed, view the International Dial Codes.

Iridium Numbers and Service

The Nathaniel B. Palmer Ocean Code changes frequently as it works in both the Peninsula and Ross Sea areas. If unsure of the code, contact ASC Marine Operations for further information.

Iridium from U.S. to LMG
Marine Project Coordinator (MPC) 1.808.659.5074
Field Unit 1.808.659.5075


Iridium from U.S. to NBP
Marine Project Coordinator (MPC) Office 1.808.659.5076
Bridge 1.808.659.5077
Field Unit 1.808.659.5078
Cellular Numbers and Service

Cellular service is also available on both vessels and can be used within three to five kilometers of a port with cellular service. At this time, both vessels have access to the Punta Arenas and Talcahuano, Chile cellular service. The Nathaniel B. Palmer also has cellular access in Lyttelton, New Zealand.

R/V Laurence M. Gould Cellular Numbers
Antarctic Support Contract (ASC)
Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO)


R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Cellular Numbers
Antarctic Support Contract (ASC)
New Zealand
Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO)
New Zealand