Stories for January 4th 2011

Tuesday, January 4th 2011 - 18:57 UTC

Antarctica Cruise Canceled After 'Signs of Wear' Are Discovered

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.

Tuesday, January 4th 2011 - 14:15 UTC

Argentine Government questions present relevance of 1999 Falklands Agreement with Britain

President Mahmoud Abbas and President Cristina Fernadez

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”

Tuesday, January 4th 2011 - 07:43 UTC

Desire Petroleun plc: Dawn Well Operational Update

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.

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