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Argentine Coast Guard catches Chinese jigger with 180 tons of fresh squid

Wednesday, June 19th 2013 - 00:30 UTC
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An Argentine Coast Guard vessel during a routine patrol caught a Chinese flagged jigger with 180 tons of fresh squid in its hold, and is now being escorted to the Patagonian port of Puerto Madryn where she is expected to arrive Wednesday midday. Read full article


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  • LEPRecon

    Oh, must've been during the 10 days at sea that Argentina can actually afford the fuel for.

    Jun 19th, 2013 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    They communicated in English? Hang them, actually I'm more surprised the Mantilla managed to stay afloat.

    Jun 19th, 2013 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Bit embarrassing when they had to ask for a tow back to harbour though. True, I read it in the paper. The same one carrying the story about the Irish supporting their claim! Honest.

    Jun 19th, 2013 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @3 reality check

    Well I think your comment is perfectly believable given what we know about the argie 'navy'. :o)

    I wonder how much the bribe, ahem; the fine is going to be?

    TMBOA is going to be really, really mad with the Coast Guard upsetting her new found friends, the Chinese.

    Jun 19th, 2013 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @2 knarfw

    Of course they communicated in English. Who in their right mind would learn Spanish? :)

    In fact there are more English speakers in China than any other country on the planet, making English the most widely spoken language in the world.

    As for this story, it sounds quite lame considering that the Falkland Islands Fisheries Protection patrols have caught far more poachers in Argentine waters, almost as if Argentina are trying to make themselves look good.

    Jun 20th, 2013 - 06:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    5 LEPRecon
    “almost as if Argentina are trying to make themselves look good.”

    So that's NEVER going to happen while there is a bastard Peronista still breathing!


    Jun 20th, 2013 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    You couldn't make this comedy up.

    The Chinese are great buddies with Argentina, right?

    It always seems to be the Chinese that are caught illegally fishing in Argentina waters, shafting Argentina. The shape of things to come?

    Argentina deserves the so called friends it gets.

    Jun 22nd, 2013 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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