Tag: Ghana

Thursday, November 7th 2013 - 07:24 UTC

Argentina steps down from major air exercise in Brazil fearing repeat of flagship Libertad incident

The Argentine Air Force grounded on fears of inconvenient surprises overseas

Argentina admitted that it stepped down at last minute from participating in South America's largest military air exercise in Brazil, Cruzex 2013 to avoid any possible injunction situations as that experienced by the Navy's three mast frigate that ended retained in a port of Ghana.

Saturday, August 31st 2013 - 01:39 UTC

Falklands’ Argentina banned oil companies linked to YPF partner Chevron

Lawmaker Martinez claims OSRL is linked to the Falklands oil companies

An Argentine lawmaker claims that the US oil corporation Chevron which is investing heavily in developing shale resources in Neuquen with YPF is a partner of Oil Spill Response Limited that is also involved with the oil companies operating in the South Atlantic in Argentine waters but licensed by the Falkland Islands government.

Monday, July 8th 2013 - 06:29 UTC

Argentine training frigate ARA Libertad at last moment suspends annual trip

ARA Libertad with sails fully displayed before arriving to a great reception in Mar del Plata

Argentina’s flagship the tall mast frigate ARA Libertad which last year was retained in Ghana for 77 days, unexpectedly suspended until 2014 the beginning of its annual instruction trip which was scheduled to leave Buenos Aires this weekend.

Tuesday, June 25th 2013 - 16:43 UTC

Ghana Supreme Court rules that seizure of ARA Libertad was “fundamentally and patently wrong”

ARA Libertad was retained for months in the port of Tema

Ghana's Supreme Court has ruled that the seizure of an Argentine warship that led to a weeks-long ordeal last year was “fundamentally and patently wrong,” a copy of the decision released last Friday said.

Tuesday, January 8th 2013 - 20:12 UTC

Cristina at the helm for ARA Libertad grand welcome party in Mar del Plata

The Argentine president in epic posture leading through the storm

The frigate ARA Libertad is already in Argentine waters and is scheduled to arrive Wednesday to the port of Mar del Plata, escorted by dozens of yachts and other vessels, to a huge reception ceremony headed by President Cristina Fernandez, ministers and top officials.

Tuesday, January 8th 2013 - 00:07 UTC

Argentina charters private UK plane for Cristina Fernandez next tour to avoid legal surprises

Presidential spokesperson Parrilli blasted The Sun for falsely reporting and recalls the sensationalist daily belongs to Murdoch

The Argentine government issued a statement in response to a recent piece published on the British tabloid “The Sun”, and assured that President Cristina Fernández will fly in a private plane on her next tour to avoid a potential impounding of the official presidential plane by vulture funds.

Saturday, January 5th 2013 - 05:28 UTC

“Sovereignty party” for when Libertad and Espora sail in together to Mar del Plata

Despite dredgers union assurance, the two vessels will arrive at high tide

Argentina’s dredgers union assured a safe passage for when the Navy’s flag ship ARA Libertad arrives to Mar del Plata next 9 January to a big reception party headed by President Cristina Fernandez. There were concerns that the depth of the access channel wouldn’t be enough.

Thursday, December 20th 2012 - 18:00 UTC

ARA Libertad: Ghana port authority lost 7.6m dollars; could demand NML Capital

The Argentine Navy flagship since 2 October occupied a prime berth

Ghana’s Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) admits to having lost 7.6 million dollars as a result of the Argentine frigate ARA Libertad's occupation of its prime berth for a period of 76 days, reports Accra’s Graphic Online.

Wednesday, December 19th 2012 - 23:10 UTC

ARA Libertad is in the high seas; great reception in Mar del Plata on 9 January

The tall ship with all its sails displayed and a huge Argentine flag left Ghana on Wednesday

The Argentine Navy flagship ARA Libertad set sail for Mar del Plata on Wednesday four days after a UN court ordered its release from the Tema port in Accra, Ghana, following a 77 day embargo (since 2 October) due to a claim by vulture fund NML Capital.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012 - 22:33 UTC

Ghanaian government confirms the release of ARA Libertad

Foreign minister Muhammad Mumuni explained the government would send a plea to the judiciary

The Ghanaian government confirmed on Tuesday it would comply with the UN Law of the Sea court decision to release the Argentine navy flagship ARA Libertad, impounded in Tema since October 2, over a debt dispute between a US hedge fund and the Argentine government.


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