Tag: Ghana

Wednesday, April 20th 2016 - 07:10 UTC

Macri pledges “no repeat of the 2012 situation” to Navy's training vessel 'Libertad'

“With great capacity and dialogue” Argentina is back in the world and has managed to become a reliable trustworthy country, said Macri

“You can set sail peacefully, because there will be no repeat of the 2012 situation”, president Mauricio Macri told officers, crew and cadets of the Navy's training tall ship Libertad that is ready to set off for the annual tour. Macri was referring to the incident in Ghana when the vessel was seized on an injunction request from one of the holdout funds litigating Argentina over defaulted bonds.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 01:41 UTC

HMS Iron Duke on South Atlantic patrol exercises in Ghana and Guinea

HMS Iron Duke, RFA (top) Black Rover and the French frigate Commandant Blaison in the Gulf of Guinea

Two British Naval Ships, HMS Iron Duke and RFA Black Rover, on Monday arrived at the Ghana Western Naval Command for a four-day visit, reports Ghana Web. The crew of the ships and the Ghana Navy would conduct joint operational training, sporting and community relations activities.

Thursday, May 29th 2014 - 00:54 UTC

Uruguayan court declines competence to rule on Chinese fishing vessel 'slavery' claims

The 28 African crewmembers are from Ghana and Sierra Leone.

A Uruguayan criminal court found no merit to continue investigating into incidents allegedly occurred in a Chinese flagged fishing vessel following on claims of 'slavery', ill treatment and beatings, presented by 28 African crewmembers.

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.


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