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Falklands' cruise rescue operation live-tested and successfully completed

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 22:30 UTC
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Passengers and crew forced to abandon a cruise ship due to a fire in the engine room causing loss of power, were all safe and without injury in Stanley yesterday morning. This followed a complex rescue and care mission comprising British Forces from Mount Pleasant, Government emergency services, the ship’s agents Sulivan Shipping and with support from local farmers. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Outstanding work, well done to all concerned.

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    This is the report from El Clarín today 20/11/2015

    “Un crucero con 347 pasajeros a bordo se incendió en las aguas de Malvinas. Según informa el diario local Penguin News, el llamado Gobierno de las Falkland y el ministerio de Defensa británico trabajaron en las tareas de evacuación. Las fuerzas de asistencia británicas difundieron hoy las imágenes del rescate.”

    Even this newspaper, which is hardly a friend of Kircherismo, refers to the “SO CALLED Government of the Falklands”! And infers that the British Ministry of Defence(IN LONDON?) was involved in the operation. Their interpretation of events is ridiculous but not unexpected!

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    Good job, congrats.

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    As I said yesterday, thank heavens for militarisation. Resources from the British Army, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, the Falkland Islands Defence Force, the Falkland Islands Government (FIG), emergency services and ordinary people. 347 people safely brought ashore. Taken care of. Accommodated. Where was argieland? Capsized? Did it even try? Did it even offer?

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @4 The present ability of the Argentine forces to effect rescues of this sort is limited to that portion of their near-shore continental shelf where the depth of the water does not exceed 1,5 metres.

    There is a useful description of the operation on the UK Ministry of Defence website which includes this

    “ ...The master ordered the ship, with 347 passengers and crew, to be abandoned early yesterday morning. Working closely with the Falkland Islands Government, British Forces enacted a major search and rescue plan. Two Royal Air Force Sea King Search and Rescue helicopters were scrambled, along with two other support helicopters, a C130 Hercules and a Voyager aircraft for command and control. The Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Clyde was despatched to the scene, as were Dutch tugs which support British Forces in the Falkland Islands...”

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-forces-go-to-assistance-of-stricken-cruise-liner-in-the-falklands

    Short video there, too.

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @2 gordo1
    “refers to the “SO CALLED Government of the Falklands”!”

    Whilst the Argies think the Falklanders are 'so called' pirates.

    So why didn't the islanders make the passengers walk the plank, steal the ship and plunder it as Vernet, and Jewitt would have done?

    God forbid, they actually took the passengers into their own homes-guess who are going to be singing their plaudits now?

    The sensible world would say this is the action of a Government, whereas the 'so called 'Argentine navy was no where to be seen.

    @4
    “ Where was argieland? Capsized? Did it even try? Did it even offer?”

    Good point. As the Argies claim the Falkland waters are theirs, it might have been thought that they would offer assistance as to upstage the islanders , but of course:
    1/-They have no real claim, otherwise they would have used this case to exercise it.
    2/-They have no Navy to rescue anything.

    To sum up this a Falkland Island success story, not done for propaganda intentionally, but another reason why the right people run the islands, for the safety of everyone else.

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “18 reasons to visit Argentina”..mainland

    By Natalie Paris
    20 Nov 2015

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/12007862/18-reasons-to-visit-Argentina.html

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @7 Sorry
    We cannot find the country you are looking for

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    Disgraceful propaganda!!!

    Every red blooded Argentinean knows the fire was actually set by specially trained arsonist penguins from the Falklands, while all of the poor passengers and crew were in fact saved by the deployment of the whole Argentine Navy (or Libertad, as it is known).

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Errr… Liberturd please!

    Three reasons to visit the Falkland Islands…

    Peaceful, wild life, nice people. 18 reasons not needed.

    One reason NOT to visit Argentina - you might bump into morons like Marcos!

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @7

    Nice link Marcos. I guess the cartoon sums it up!!!

    Nov 21st, 2015 - 12:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    @10

    Well turds float, so that is clearly a compliment!!

    Nov 21st, 2015 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    “Clarin” is as relevant to this story, as any newspaper from Bangla Desh.

    Philippe

    Nov 21st, 2015 - 06:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    11
    jaja

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/southamerica/argentina/12007862/18-reasons-to-visit-Argentina.htmlYour Comment

    Nov 21st, 2015 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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