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Uruguay hosts conference on strategies and response to cruise ship accidents

Tuesday, November 26th 2013 - 08:52 UTC
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Uruguay hosted last week a conference and workshop on “tools and strategies to strengthen the response to cruise ship accidents”. David Jardine-Smith, from the International Maritime Rescue Federation, and Roly McKie, HM Coastguard Staff Officer, Search and Rescue Operations, were the facilitators of the event. Read full article

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  • Biguggy

    The idea of using Montevideo as a turn over point should also take into account the possibility that Argentina, unless there is a change in Government policy, will likely not agree to overflights to reach the cruise vessel's, these are likely to be largely charter flights.
    Just a thought.
    See also the other thread on this site:
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/11/25/operational-costs-in-argentina-and-brazil-threaten-the-south-atlantic-cruise-industry

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Anything to encourage visitors other than those from The Dark Country is to be welcomed.

    The more visitors we have from North America the better.

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    May be, Im wrong, but it seems (its only a sensation) to me that UK is trying to bother Arg in the route of cruising with so many articles about operational costs helping Uru in savements, etc., etc.
    But Buenos Aires is great, more than great, terrible great city, Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia the same.
    And Malvinas, so boring. Who would like to go all the atlantic to Malvinas to watch penguins or old war scenarios on vacations??

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 malen

    You are wrong. From a previous topic on MP and my reply:

    Sing: Don’t have a crap in Argentina:
    (to the tune of ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina)

    “SEWER SYSTEM IN USHUAIA“
    Pumping station still not functioning
    Almost a year since the technical report on the status of the sewer system of Ushuaia was presented by the Advisory Commission on Coastal Management Plan, the Government and Municipality has still not defined who will be responsible for the repair and maintenance.” Source Ushuaia Noticias.
    Crap backed up everywhere. What a bunch of tossers!

    ”Municipality denounce intentional oil spill.“
    The representative of the Advisory Commission on Coastal Management Plan, Guillermo Worman described as ”extremely serious“ an oil spill detected at the mouth of Arroyo Grande.
    ”It is a very serious pollution. This is an intentional spill by someone who accumulated hydrocarbons and to save costs put them into a pipe used to collect water from streams or brooks, ”he said.

    Yeah, lovely, eh! Give me penguins and even argie war dead to witless live argies like you.

    Nov 27th, 2013 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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