Stories for January 4th 2011
There's more trouble in Antarctica, but this time, the notoriously rough Drake Passage isn't to blame. Citing mechanical problems, small-ship adventure operator Abercrombie & Kent has canceled a 15-night Antarctic cruise on the 264-passenger Le Boreal that was slated to depart from Ushuaia on Tuesday.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry stated yesterday that the “provisional understandings” signed by London and Buenos Aires were in complete disuse and that the “unilateral actions of the United Kingdom” with regard to oil exploration and military exercises on the Islands constituted an “unsolveable obstacle” to the continuation and development of the “bilateral cooperation”
Desire Petroleum plc (AIM:DES) the company wholly focussed on the North Falkland Basin, advises that the 25/5-1 well on the Dawn/Jacinta prospect has reached a total depth of 1,697 metres in pre-rift sediments.