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“La Sanmaritiniana” reaches Puerto Deseado and is greeted by militant from a radical group

Monday, December 5th 2016 - 08:20 UTC
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The vessel spent over a year in the Falklands after it was rescued abandoned and adrift in October last year, Falklands Fisheries Protection vessel, FPV Protegat. The vessel spent over a year in the Falklands after it was rescued abandoned and adrift in October last year, Falklands Fisheries Protection vessel, FPV Protegat.
The extreme radical group Quebracho celebrated the return. The group is known for burning Union Jacks, rampaging travel agencies that sell cruises to Falklands (Pic FIPCA) The extreme radical group Quebracho celebrated the return. The group is known for burning Union Jacks, rampaging travel agencies that sell cruises to Falklands (Pic FIPCA)

The Argentine registered vessel “La Sanmartiniana” is reported to have reached Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz province on Sunday, following a full week's sailing from Stanley, where it had left on Sunday 27 November. Militants and local authorities lined up at the port to celebrate her arrival.

 The vessel spent over a year in the Falklands after it was rescued abandoned and adrift in October last year, in the South Atlantic by the Falklands Fisheries Protection vessel, FPV Protegat.

The announcement of the arrival was done by the extreme radical group Quebracho, which has among its hobbies burning Union Jacks, rampaging travel agencies that sell cruise tickets to the Falklands and protesting violently at the UK embassy in Buenos Aires.

“They were received outside the port since they sailed with no engine and only with the wind from Malvinas, and thus needed towing from the outer bay to her mooring place”, said the release, which turned up with militants at the port to celebrate the recovery.

According to the report, “La Sanmartiniana” allegedly registered as belonging to the FIPCA, Interactive Foundation for the promotion of Water Culture, had left from Ushuaia in September 2015 with a crew made up among others with “Quebracho militants and members of La Campora”, the youth organization which responds to Maximo Kirchner, son ex president Cristina Fernandez. (CJ).

During the trip she apparently came across a severe storm and it was decided to abandon the vessel, although there was a previous attempt of towing La Sanmartiniana by a fishing vessel. However the line snapped and the yacht was left adrift and believed lost. But FPV Protegat located her adrift, and towed her to FIPASS, Stanley's port waiting for he to be claimed.

This happened earlier this year, July/August, when FIPCA turned up in Stanley with the documents and the recovery process took off. Apparently the Falklands helped by not charging the full bill for rescuing and months of mooring. The exact amount has not been confirmed.

The final destination of La Sanmaritiniana, is Mar del Plata.

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  • Marti Llazo

    Speaking of the mighty argentine armada -- it seems as though this summer will mark another year without the still-not-ready-after-9-years-of-repairs, the icebreaker ARA Almirante Risible.

    The last we heard all the governments had lied about the relative completion of the repairs, the channel the ship would need to leave is silted in and needs to be dredged, nobody could figure out how to actually get the dredging done, and even if they could figure out how to get the dredging done, they have yet to agree on where to dump the material dredged from the channel. Nor had they even determined who could make a decision on where to dump that material. It's not as if this country had a shortage of dump sites.

    And speaking of dump sites: one of the argie bases in the British Antarctic Territory can't seem to figure out what to do with all the containers of waste (read: shite) that they have accumulated, since the present government refuses to procure the services of a ship capable of getting there to remove that waste. So it just.... accumulates....

    Sort of makes the abandonment of that sailboat fit right in.

    Dec 07th, 2016 - 03:57 pm +5
  • Livepeanuts

    Camporas and Quebrachos have come back from the Falklands with their boat and an extra stamp on their passports which wasn't there before .. The whole incident was very funny .. Many Argentines wanted the boat sunk because of the owners.. the FIG should have kept it for practice by Falklands Cadets as it was bought to harass the FIG and the Islanders in the first place. It could have been sunk somewhere visible to create another “tourist feature” for visiting Argentines to ask to see. To return it without charging for the recovery, Quebrachos will not pat you on the back for being decent..

    Dec 06th, 2016 - 12:08 am +3
  • Pete Bog

    @chronic

    Is the UK going to build a carrier?

    What, other than the Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales being built at present?

    The Illustrious is a 'Through- Deck- Cruiser.' The Queen Elizabeth IS an aircraft carrier.

    The stealth technology on it must be brilliant as Chronic seems unaware of it's existence.

    Next, we'll be getting claims from the Malvinistas that their frontline Argentine Tucano 'fighter' (still waiting for those 40 Pampers aircraft that Fat Max was building, amigos!) aircraft have sunk it after flying 8000 miles to UK and back.

    Dec 09th, 2016 - 06:08 pm +3
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