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Falklands' cruise incident: all passengers safe and 90 hosted in Stanley

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 06:24 UTC
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With support from a Royal Navy patrol, the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue helicopters and Falkland Islands emergency services, hundreds of passengers have been rescued from the French flagged mega yacht Le Boréal after it issued a distress call on Wednesday early morning to the north of the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Well done to the armed forces of the FALKLANDS and the FALKLANDERS themselves, a happy outcome all round.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 07:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I would imagine the passengers and crew will leave with a good impression of the Falklands.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Well done to all those involved.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I am sure that they are thankful that they weren't relying on the Argentine navy to rescue them

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Congratulations Falklands and Emergency services...Great response...

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Good Job !

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Oh dear, a fire emergency on the high seas and a tiny little nation swings into action. Together with the British armed forces. Thank heaven for “militarisation”. Some time ago I recall argieland telling the world that it took its health, safety and rescue facilities seriously. Where were they? Did the rescue armada sail but capsize? How nice that the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy could take time off from their warmongering. No doubt the British Army was on hand to assist with those flown to the Falklands. As for argieland. Too far was it?

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @7

    Excellent job for the RN. At least this time nobody desesperately calls, and bothers; Argentina for urgent assistance.

    Islanders don't need Argentina and Argentina doesn't need islanders so it might be the time to avoid argentine waters and air space to make FI living.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #8

    I was not aware that the Falklanders came into Argentine waters or airspace.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • shackleton

    @7

    “How nice that the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy could take time off from their warmongering.”

    Good one, hehe......

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    FIG and co to the rescue!

    @ 7 pGerman

    Please advise me when it was necessary for the FIG to have help from The Dark Continent?

    Another fire in the 'engine room' of a cruise ship. More probably the electrical / drive control room as per most of the others with shaftless drive.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @11

    Come on !!!.

    I cannot believe you have already forgotten the “Star Princess” issue in 2012. Where did it finished?

    I also cannot believe you don't remember the HMS Endurance docking Puerto Belgrano....it was a very tough thing to see for both sides.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @2

    “I would imagine the passengers and crew will leave with a good impression of the Falklands”

    This is action and worth more than a million words of Argentine propaganda, without action.

    @7

    “Oh dear, a fire emergency on the high seas and a tiny little nation swings into action”

    Nice to see all the people that don't exist offered help and their own homes to people in distress.

    No bullshit about native cunning, no trying to screw the passengers to their advantage just giving what help they could.

    Not really the behaviour of pirates' is it?

    Thankfully no mindless Argentine protests about the British carrying out humanitarian rescue activities in Falkland waters.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    12 pgerman

    What are you blithering on about?

    The Endurance had rudder problems in Antarctica. It went to Puerto Belgrano under an agreement that both Argentina and the UK are signatories to.
    What has this got to do with the Falklands? Absolutely nothing. It wasn't a FI ship, and it wasn't damaged in Falklands waters. Falklands flagged ships are banned from Argentine ports already, as you well know.
    If an Argentine ship needed assistance from the Falklands, it would get all the help it needed. There are no circumstances in which we would deny help and risk life.
    You are free to do whatever you like.

    You'll have to remind us what happened to the Star Princess.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BM

    good job I wish it would be had a direct connection between Uruguay and the Falklands, like in the old days

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 03:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 12 pGERMAN

    I refer you to the comprehensive reply by Monty69.

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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