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HMS Protector ‘complies with all requirements’ to operate from Montevideo

Wednesday, January 4th 2012 - 05:31 UTC
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Uruguay authorized the Royal Navy Ice Patrol HMS Protector into Montevideo because it complies with normal procedure in spite of the fact that its next port of call is Stanley in Falklands/Malvinas. Read full article


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  • Lord Ton

    Protector is at least as 'scientific' as those research bases that Argentina keeps in British Antarctica :-)

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    And it is '*HMS* Protector' ..... a comissioned ship in the Royal Navy..... and it is armed....well the bloke at the top of the gangway had a gun......

    So much for South American solidarity..... Oh what a larf........

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipling

    HMS Protector is “a scientific research vessel, heading for Antarctica, it has visited Montevideo on several occasions, just this, it´s not the HMS ARDENT!

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 09:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Argentines, your love affair with the rest of South America has ended♥
    Don't cry

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @ 3 Heading for British Antarctica via FI and SG then on to Chile...
    Suck it up sunshine... nobody loves you..

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    How easily they break the rules barring ships that go to the Falklands!!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I know you shouldn't kick a bloke while he is down but..... Kipling.... she is the Royal Navy's Antarctic ** Patrol Ship**.... she is down there to keep you wankers in check..... with support from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile...........

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    dont the Argies want to play on this news?

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    4 lsolde
    Argentinos, their love story with the rest of South America is over ♥
    Do not cry

    How naive you are, it's funny to contemplate your ability to have your self-deception.
    This has just begun and already you sleep on our laurels .....
    Latin America is waking up and not even realize you ...
    May God help ...

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipling

    Frank, u don´t that I know, kakaka so funny,

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    And i think you will find that it carries a detachment of royal marines,
    When she is on patrol .

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Did we all notice that HMS Protector arrived in Montevideo FROM Rio de Janeiro? Brazil and then Uruguay. Lovely!

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    And the silence from argentina is deafening
    is it not .

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Whining and moaning won't stop us sending the new QE Class Carrier Groups where we like either.

    I'm sure one may pay a visit at the 40th or 50th Anniversary of the ending of the Falklands Conflict, just to rub it in.

    Jan 05th, 2012 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The argie bloggers are doing the deeds on the other bloggs,

    Jan 05th, 2012 - 01:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Raul, you have sympathy.
    Maybe in 1000 years time we might forgive you, but l doubt it♥

    Jan 05th, 2012 - 09:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    A reader of Uruguay's national daily El Observador emailed this remark on the story about Argentina's complaints about HMS Protector being allowed into the Port of Montevideo, ”The Malvinas are as Argentine as the (Brazilian) Misiones are Uruguayan and Patagonia is Tehuelche. If you were an inhabitant of the islands, would you be interested in an Argentine Passport?”

    Jan 05th, 2012 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @9 What's this, Raul? “Latin America is waking up” And struggling to achieve a state of catatonia.

    Jan 05th, 2012 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    2012 may well see the final curtain of a great civil society, being reduced to the echelons of
    A wanabe empire less, empress,
    Sadly the plastic is getting to expensive , for even the Barbie doll, is turning to implants,
    But out of the ashes possibly a greater brazil with the incorporation of the old Argentina in tow,
    Bye Argentina, and welcome to the new man on the bloc [brazil]
    As for the old argie,

    just a thought .

    Jan 05th, 2012 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    I don't know why you are all getting so angry. The crew will either run it aground or - like they did with the Endurance - open a big fawcett in the Engine Room and sink it.

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 03:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • shb

    Your lot set fire to your Antartic Survey Ship (the Almirante Irizar). They're still repairing the damage.

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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