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Argentina again contracts Russian vessels and choppers for the Antarctic 2013/2014 season

Thursday, November 28th 2013 - 22:36 UTC
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Argentina has again contracted Russian polar vessel “Vasily Golovnin” for the supply of its Antarctica bases and stations this coming summer season. The 24.4 million dollars package also includes ice-breaker 'Dranitsyn' and two heavy load helicopters Kamov KA32 which will making most the hardest work in the extreme south outposts Read full article

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  • CabezaDura

    Are the Russians sending back poor little Camila Speziale back on board of it amongst all the Russian sailors ??

    Nov 28th, 2013 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Pretensions of grandeur are jolly expensive aren't they, has the Golvonin been temporarily named the Almirant Irizar-ski for this latest expedition into the already known?

    Are they renting the ice and sea from Queen Elizabeth Land too?

    Nov 28th, 2013 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    Irizar had being going on for a while so as the Antartic campaigns... I think the Ks have mal-invested (if not stolen massively) the defence budget for over 10 years now and have being forced as a result to hire the ice breaker all the way from Russia...

    Nov 28th, 2013 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    The incompetence of this regime knows no bounds.

    Nov 29th, 2013 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    There old ship Irizar should be ready by 2017, 10 years after it went into port for repairs surely would have been quicker and cheaper to build a new ship but that is argentine logic for you.

    Nov 29th, 2013 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    I hope the Russians have the payments for this 'sorted out' in advance!

    Nov 29th, 2013 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    And Argentina is trying to claim that territory, even though it clearly isn’t capable of getting there, never mind back, without foreign help.

    Somewhat optimistic.

    Nov 29th, 2013 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @7 Pugol-H

    Funny how most of the Argentines in Antarctic are sent there(ie transplanted), but then it's not a great incentive to stay when you are not sure of heating and being fed.

    Bit like the incentives given to the Falkland Islanders-“Join Argentina and we'll make sure your life is shit!”

    “Go to Antarctica for the motherland and learn how to live without heat and food- but hurry hurry, there's a queue of 2 million waiting to go,”(courtesy of INDEC)

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Hahaha hahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahshaha

    Argies are sooooo weak

    Hahaha hahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahshaha

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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