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  • Tuesday, October 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands' logistic support for BAS vessels and aircrafts

    BAS vessels docked at FIPASS in Stanley

    With spring in the South Atlantic, British Antarctic Survey (BAS) ships and aircraft have returned to the Falkland Islands in preparation for the 2007/08 Antarctic season.

  • Sunday, October 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean ministers to Congress over Antarctic claims

    Antarctic sector claim by UK

    Chile's Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee has summoned for next Tuesday the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence to consider the international statute of Antarctica. The meeting follows on the United Kingdom's recent announcement that it's considering claiming continental shelf rights off Antarctica

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile announced funding for reopening of Antarctic base

    Magallanes Region government, in the extreme south of Chile announced plans this week to reopen the “Arturo Prat” Antarctic base on Greenwich Island in Chile's Antarctic territory. The announcement follows a proposed application to the U.N. by the United Kingdom for the consolidation of contested maritime territories off the Antarctic coast

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Three expeditions to assert Chile's Antarctic commitment

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be visiting the Antarctic invited by Pte. Bachelet

    Three Chilean expeditions with strong political emphasis are ready to land in Antarctica before the end of the year with the purpose of asserting Chilean sovereignty following on the Foreign Office's off-Antarctica territory claim.

  • Monday, October 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Antarctica sea bed: Chile will assert rights in UN

    “Chile's rights are guaranteed by the Antarctic Treaty” said Foxley

    Chile confirmed Monday it will make an official presentation before the United Nations Continental Shelf Limits Commission to confirm Chile's rights off Antarctic territory following on the announcement by the Foreign Office of Britain's intentions.

  • Friday, October 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile responds to UK Antarctic seabed claim presentation

    Van Klaveren expects Britain to act in conformity with the Antartic Treaty

    Chile's Foreign Ministry responded cautiously Thursday evening to reported plans by the British government to claim vast areas of sea territory around Antarctica. The UK apparently will base its claim on the UN's Law of the Sea Convention in a submission to the organization's commission on the limits of the continental shelf.

  • Friday, October 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's reply to UK Antarctic seabed claims was “weak”

    Congress member Tarud proposes a meeting of the Antarctic Treaty

    A leading Chilean member of Congress from the ruling coalition, who also sits in the Defence and Foreign Affairs committees, said that the Chilean government's reply to Britain's claims over the Antarctic seabed had been “weak”.

  • Thursday, October 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Taiana confirms Argentina's claim over Antarctic seabed

    Taiana joins the 350 miles continental shelf minerals rush

    Argentina is collecting information and preparing presentations for seabed claims in the South Atlantic and Antarctica confirmed this week Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana.

  • Wednesday, October 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UK preparing sea bed claims off British Antarctica

    BAS vessel involved in scientific seabed data collection

    The United Kingdom has increased the list of claims of seabed rights to include a large chunk off Antarctica, an area of over a million square kilometers, according to reports in the British press quoting a spokes-woman from the Foreign Office.

  • Saturday, October 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean icebreaker stationed in Punta Arenas

    View of Pta. Arenas port during the present week end (LPA)

    Chile's Navy icebreaker “Almirante Viel” which is scheduled to be arriving at the end of the month, will be permanently stationed in Punta Arenas, reported this week Chilean naval authorities.