Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, May 22nd 2014 - 07:40 UTC

Falklands’ Premier and Noble have contracted a rig, according to Norwegian energy website

According to Offshore.no, the Eirik Raude rig will earn as much as 500.000 dollars per day.

Ocean Rig has reportedly received a contract for its Eirik Raude semi-submersible rig for a drilling campaign in the Falkland Islands. According to Offshore.no, a Norwegian energy news website, the rig will be used by Noble Energy and Premier oil for their respective drilling campaigns in the Falkland Islands waters in 2015

Tuesday, May 20th 2014 - 19:35 UTC

Falklands visited by Punta Arenas experts in ports, logistics and shipping

Left to right: Stacey Bragger FI Chamber of Commerce, Felipe Carvallo ULOG, Milenko Buljan Agunsa, Ignacio Covacevic EPA, Marcelo Mahuzier ASMAR and Alvaro Insua of Galicia shipping.

A group of managers representing Punta Arenas port facilities, logistic companies and shipping companies visited the Falkland Islands last week with an ultimate aim to offer solutions to the current and future commercial needs of the Islands.

Tuesday, May 20th 2014 - 09:19 UTC

Falklands company wins prize at Brussels seafood show for third year running

Beauchene’s Cheryl Roberts (2nd from R) through Marfrio won for the third year running the quality taste testing award

Patagonia squid caught by the Falkland Islands Beauchene Fishing Company trawlers, scored a hat trick at the Brussels Seafood Exposition this year, winning a quality taste testing award for the third year running, through marketing company Marfrio.

Monday, May 19th 2014 - 09:15 UTC

Falkland Islands governor 'disrespectful' towards Argentina; Islanders would be better off under Argentina

Ambassador Alicia Castro sent a barrage of accusations and claims regarding the Falklands/Malvinas

Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro blasted Falklands Governor Colin Roberts claiming he has been disrespectful towards Argentina, insisted every country is aware that Argentina would never again invade the Falklands and underlined Islanders would be much better off under Argentine sovereignty since, “as all other provinces they could elect their own governor, and not have to live under an envoy from the Queen”.

Saturday, May 17th 2014 - 06:52 UTC

Falkland Islands establish record catch of Illex squid: 268.223 tons

Director of Natural Resources John Barton warned that Illex is under a lot of pressure throughout the SW Atlantic

Falkland Islands catches of Illex squid surpassed this week the previous record annual catch by 2,022 tons. That record was 266,201 tons in 1999 and Director of Natural Resources John Barton reported midmorning on Thursday that the 2014 catch had just has just overtaken that at 268,223 tons.

Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 00:31 UTC

Falklands drilling will resume in second quarter of 2015, announced Premier Oil

“A rig contract and an associated rig sharing agreement is expected to be signed shortly”, announced Premier.

Exploration drilling in the waters off the Falkland Islands will resume in the second quarter of next year, according to Premier Oil. Negotiations are currently underway with rig contractors and joint venture partners, the company said in its interim management statement which was approved as the annual general meeting.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014 - 08:29 UTC

Argentina satisfied “with Chile's renewed support for the Malvinas cause”

The president of the Lower House Dominguez with visiting president Bachelet

Argentina's president of the Lower House, Julián Domínguez underlined the “renewed Chilean support for the Malvinas Islands cause” during an event on Monday at the Legislative Assembly which received Chilean president Michelle Bachelet in Congress.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 20:03 UTC

Falklands' fisheries success story: 20 years of Consolidated and 10 of CFL Gambler

 CFL Chair Wylie said that when the company took off “little was known” in the Islands, “about operating fishing vessels or selling fish”

Falkland Islands Consolidated Fisheries Ltd (CFL) celebrated its 20th anniversary as a company at a reception and banquet at Malvina House Hotel. It also celebrated the 10th anniversary of its vessel CFL Gambler’s blessing and highlighted the MSC certification of the toothfish fishery.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 06:54 UTC

Churchill feared in 1942 the Falklands could be taken over by the Japanese

Sukey Cameron: “more troops in the Falklands during WWII than nowadays”.

According to the Sunday Express wartime prime minister Winston Churchill feared the opening of a new front in the Falkland Islands and was so concerned about the matter that he sent about 1.000 soldiers to protect the Islands and ensure Britain would not have to retake them.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 06:25 UTC

Argentina media makes it a day with the Home Office reference to Malvinas

Labor MP Thomas Docherty, ”where did they buy the computer software? Buenos Aires?

The Argentine media has given extensive coverage to the Foreign Office's glitch of calling the Falklands by its Spanish name Malvinas in several documents, and the furious reaction in Parliament, as was reported by the Sunday Express.

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