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Argentine yacht salvaged in the Falklands, effectively had the purpose of showing the flag

Friday, October 16th 2015 - 06:29 UTC
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The 'capture' (salvage) by a Falkland Islands Fisheries Patrol vessel of the Argentine flagged yacht La Sanmartiniana adrift in the South Atlantic had a great impact in the Buenos Aires media and immediate political controversy, basically accusing opposition newspapers of publishing dishonest 'pro-British' reports with the intent of jeopardizing the current presidential election. Read full article

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  • Heisenbergcontext

    In English, La Campora means: 'the gift that keeps giving'.

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 07:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Capt. Utien or Urien ( which is correct ) standing by the ketch Sanmartiniana draped in “ La Campora ” flags denying that it is owned by “ La Campora ” PMSL, only in Argentina. It would have been better for the Argies to have made a joke about it rather than all the denials and anger. Would you not make a song and dance about it if you were the opposition, of course you would.

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 07:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    'However a couple of days later Clarin posted a Youtube video of a meeting in the Nestor Kirchner Hall of Argentina's congress in Buenos Aires ..'

    OK I'm lazy but looking for a larf...anyone got a link to the vid???

    @2 I think the correct spelling is Urine... as in 'pissed my self laughing'...

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    Argentina, thy name is 'own goal.'

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @3 Frank

    Think it's this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EoViM3QS7o

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    “What was published is pure lies. A plain, coarse lie which for months has been reiterated by the opposition media insisting that La Campora has a vessel with which it is planning to sail along the Argentine Sea to reach Malvinas. This new infamy from Clarin has reached unbelievable levels and has become a clear malice obsession. An editorial policy destined to harm repeatedly our political organization”, said Maximo's grouping in a release.

    La Campora was particularly furious when Clarin published a Penguin News report saying La Sanmartiniana was stranded and picked up in the Falklands outer conservation zone by a fisheries protection vessel, and was being towed to the Islands”.

    Breaking News!!!!

    La Campora has just issued a statement saying that La Sanmartiniana was boarded in the middle of the night by the ghostly revenants of the crew of HMS Clio and as the whole world knows they then expelled the rightful owners. The C24 is to be informed of this new British supernaturalisation of the South Atlantic

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Return the yacht without fuss: exacerbating the political aspects is just what the Argentine government wants. Treat it with the contempt it deserves.

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7. Underwater!

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    No, no nothing to do with La Campora, of course not.

    Belongs to the Blind and deaf orphans with terminal illness charity.

    Now captured by the Pirates who seem to have “disappeared” the crew.

    Conspiracies’, Cipayos, anti-government forces.

    Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it infamy.

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @7
    Do you really think they are that clever?

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Incompetence through out

    Oct 16th, 2015 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “which has “the purpose of generating fluvial and maritime culture in Argentina.”

    So it has been almost successful. It didn't sink but the Argentine culture of' man overboard'has been vindicated.

    Oct 17th, 2015 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Rule one of sailing, never abandon a boat that has not sunk.
    This rule does not apply to countries !

    Oct 17th, 2015 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The 'owner' of the YouTube vid has removed it!

    Oct 18th, 2015 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PepperJohn

    You can keep the boat the and sailor for ever.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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