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Russian polar vessel and helicopters will supply Argentine Antarctica bases

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 02:24 UTC
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For the eighth season, Argentina's Antarctic bases and stations are to be supplied by the Russian polar vessel Vasily Golovnin from Arkadia Ltd. This has been going on since 2007 when the Argentine flagship ice-breaker Almirante Irizar caught fire in the high seas and is still in repairs waiting for the necessary funds. Read full article

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  • brasherboot

    Hilarious.

    Argentina claims Antarctica and the South Atlantic as part of its colonial expansion.

    To 'achieve' this it has to utilise a third party. And the costs are spiralling out of control.

    Clearly this scenario will collapse if the more realistic Argentinian government starts accounting properly. And with it all credence

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    But, but, what about the Russian 'sloop' that have Antarctica credentials - ah, I remember now, it's only for the summer!!!!

    I for one will miss the hilarity that came with TMBOA.

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Argentine come-lately claims in the South Atlantic and Antarctica are as bereft of substance as its own ability to provide competent supply vessels.

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Sorry to gloat, but look at our shiny new one being built in Liverpool.

    http://www.nerc.ac.uk/press/releases/2015/10-nprv/

    I'm sure Cristina could donate 200 million pounds for a new Argentine Polar ship, they could even name it after her, but it would be considered to be a bi-polar vessel if that was the case. Hohoho.

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Let them freeze,

    our ship will soon be traveling down south soon enough.

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The West has lost South America. Dollars were all gone and we survived!

    And the worst ... we do not want the dollars back!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhMa7S0B7e0&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A&index=2

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    The Irízar is 40 years old. Time to put her out of her misery.

    Australia is already replacing our current icebreaker and she was only launched in 1989.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-29/pm-turnbull-releases-details-of-new-500-million-icebreaker/6893848

    US$364 million is a bargain compared to the money wasted by Argentina.

    Dec 30th, 2015 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6. Maybe you should get up to date with what your cunt ry wants!

    Dec 31st, 2015 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    Thank you, oh thank you Brasileiro,

    your extraordinarily stupid remarks always make me laugh.

    Dec 31st, 2015 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @6 “ ...we do not want the dollars back!”

    Here is a fun little observation that brasshole should cherish.

    During the 1990s the Argentine public, or rather “private hands” held something like US$20 billion in cash dollars. You know, stuffed into domestic mattresses, hollow walls, and safe-deposit boxes in Miami. By the time CFK came to the throne, Argentines were holding over US$50 billion in cash dollars. That means that at any given time, argentos hold about one out of every 20 large bills in US circulation. And the trend is.... to accumulate more of them.

    Dec 31st, 2015 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    1 brasherboot (#) Argentina claims Antarctica and the South Atlantic as part of its colonial expansion.

    To 'achieve' this it has to utilise a third party. And the costs are spiralling out of control.

    Very true.
    Argentina has utilised third parties since it began its attempted colonial expansion. Overseas naval captains to help them find the Falklands and hoist the flag, private businessmen to settle the Islands, alleged 'civilian' scrap metal dealers in South Georgia. So it is no surprise that it has to contract out the resupply of its Antarctic bases.

    Argentina's egotistical colonial pretension is cashing cheques that its capabilities can’t meet.

    Jan 04th, 2016 - 03:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    In 1982 Argentine misbehaviour nearly earned it the honour of being the first Letrine American sty to receive the pointy end of a Polaris missile. One has to wonder if it may get another chance for a similar and much-deserved distinction a few years on.

    Jan 04th, 2016 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @11 downunder
    “Argentina has utilised third parties since it began its attempted colonial expansion”

    Spot on, and so smart of Pinedo to expect his British sailors to challenge Onslow in 1833, yet be surprised when they didn't= the sheer power of Argentine logic.

    Jan 04th, 2016 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    Yes, Argentina's great Malvinas project is more about aspiration than perspiration.

    Jan 05th, 2016 - 02:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @14 .....In Argentina, aspiration is what a vacuum cleaner does. Or rather, to suck.

    http://atma.com.ar/catalogo/56/aspiradoras?gclid=CMXD-J_ZkcoCFUwHkQodbs8I3w

    Jan 05th, 2016 - 03:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    Aspiradora! LOL

    Jan 05th, 2016 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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