Two cruise vessels are due to arrive in Stanley later this week. Tomorrow the Royal Princess is due to arrive in Port William at 7am. She can carry up to 1275 passengers on board and is due to stay for nine hours. Then on Sunday the Silver Shadow will arrive in Port William at eight am. She can carry up to 400 people on board.
Pacific Swan Monitored by Argentine Armada
The Argentine Armada will carry out a "strict pursuit" of the course of the English ship Pacific Swan, carrying 80 tonnes of vitrified radioactive waste, when she passes through their national waters. Mercopress report that the control will be carried out with sea and air units and, in the event of it being necessary also surface units. Sources have not specified whether they will impede the ships course that goes to Japan from France, through Cape Horn.
Some of the Races so Far
Yesterday afternoon the AG Barton prize was won by Ensconce, ridden by Tyrone Whitney with Arthur Turner second on See Me Do It. The Ladies Chase was won by Debbie Summers on Sundown with Denise McPhee and Redwing second and Arthur Turner and See Me Do It took the first place in the Berkeley Sound Plate. Ron Binnie and Mysteria Maria took the first in the Rincon Grande Plate and Matthew McMullen and Che Run were first for the Speedwell Store Prize. The first race this morning was the Des Peck Memorial Trophy with the prizes presented by the Philomel Store. In this race Shasa and Ron Rozee were first, Clanis Cruiser and Arthur Turner second, Rosalee and Denise McPhee third and April Jewel and Timmy Bonner fourth. The Mile was won by Mysteria Maria for the fifth year with rider Ron Binnie who won this race for the third consecutive year. A special mention must also be made of 89 year old William Morrison, who won the veterans foot race. The meeting will continue tomorrow with the Gymkhana and the first event of the day being the 700 yards West Falkland Millennium Race.