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Falklands based British Forces rescue cruise passenger injured in South Atlantic

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 06:36 UTC
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Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel based in the Falkland Islands have conducted a long range rescue of a British man from a Russian cruise ship. The MV Akademic Sergei Vavilov was visiting South Georgia, 800 nautical miles to the east of the Falklands, when the man was bitten by what is thought to have been a fur seal at Salisbury Plain Beach. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    No more than we would expect from our “warmongering” armed forces that threaten the existence of Argentina.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    The invaluable contribution by HM Armed Forces to the welfare of the South Atlantic Ocean and sub-Antartic region. Well done.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    It was obviously a British fur seal 'spy' and thought the poor devil it bit was a Russian and therefore likely to be putting the Argentine flag on the island, seeing as they are 'close allies'. :o)

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    If the Argies had sent the Liberturd it would only be about halfway there by now.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Wow! 800 miles out. Meanwhile, argieland, who takes its responsibilities seriously, was still trying to find a boat they could pump out and an aircraft that's wings hadn't fallen off. I expect this man and his family will be quite pleased about British “militarisation”. Instead of “militarisation”, it might be better characterised as “civilisation”. Congratulations, as ever, to the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. Wouldn't the British Army and FIDF have also had a role? Ensuring argies couldn't interfere.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    “...when the man was bitten by what is thought to have been a fur seal”

    What a curious accident. Well, kudos to the RAF/RN crew and good luck to him, speedy recovery.

    Don´t be offensive.
    The ship´s name is Libertad, and it´s a beautiful sailing ship. It is not her fault that our navy turned into a floating shame because of years of being neglected.

    Hopefully she will sail again worldwide soon.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    The bloke must have been an idiot to get that close to the seal.

    I remember seeing them basking on sea walls next to a car park in Kaikoura NZ.
    Despite warning notices people were coming up and sitting beside them as if they were tame dogs. I came no closer than their lunging distance of about 10 feet. Their teeth looked fearsome.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @1 @2 @5
    Yes, once again how terrible that the forces of South Atlantic militarisation have again helped those in peril on the sea.

    But why no comment from Argentina about an unarmed yellow helicopter poised to invade South America?

    After all, Gollum is still the foreign minister until the 10th is he not?

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Surely the chap who got bitten should give the armed forces his seal of approval.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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