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Argentina, Brazil and Chile elected to the Int. Maritime Organization council

Saturday, November 30th 2013 - 06:46 UTC
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Argentina, Chile and Brazil have been elected to be members of the International Maritime Organization Council for the 2014/15 biennium by the IMO assembly, which is meeting in London. Read full article


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  • redp0ll

    As our Mendoza troll continually reminds us his country has zero interest in foreign trade so why are they in this organisation?
    Perhaps Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Luxembourg would be more worthy candidates.
    Oh, I forgot Snotty doesn't like Europeans, so perhaps Nepal and Bhutan would be more to his liking.
    A thought. If no external trade how is RA going to export all that soya to China, most of which is turned into animal feed for the pork industry.
    Maybe he believes in the old adage of “pigs might fly?”
    It would certainly be consistent with his crazy fantasies.

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Argentina is a great maritime nation as most of their great naval heros came from Europe; who can fail to admire their great ships like the Libertard?

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    CFK is furious, apparently. She thought it was the Interminable Moaning Organisation they were joining.

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    @2 What naval heroes? Can onlythink of one Admiral Brown and he was Irish

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    How long before wankyland is expelled? Yesterday?

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #4 off the press...Ireland is in Europe !

    Dec 02nd, 2013 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    The IMO Council elected Argentina- no kidding- a well-known enemy of


    Dec 02nd, 2013 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Clyde you are of course right!
    Lets look at them all
    Cochrane a Scot from your partof the world and founder of the Chilean Navy
    O´Higgins , another Irishman from Ballina and liberator of Chile
    Admiral William Brown from Foxford , Co Mayo
    Patrick Campbell from Tipperary but also a left behind sergeant of a Highland regiment and founder of the Uruguayan navy
    Elizabeth Lynch from Co Cork who had great influence in early Paraguayan politics
    Strange that there isnt an English name among the lot of them, isnt it?

    Dec 03rd, 2013 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Another one... Francisco Drummond from Falkirk.

    @8 maybe after the end of the Napoleonic Wars the English kept their jobs in the RN etc and only the Scots and Irish were made redundant?

    Dec 03rd, 2013 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Yes Frank I had forgotten about him. Even though he was a Scot, he was born in Dundee,not Falkirk
    I seem to recall one of the Argentine warships engaged in the 1982 Falklands invasion was named after him,probably lang syne gone bottom up I an RG naval dockyard .
    All these folk were officers on half pay after the Napoleonic Wars and hired themselves out to the highest bidder for their services .
    Cochrane is renowned as the founder of three navies, the Chilean, the Brazilian and the Greek navy

    Dec 03rd, 2013 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    ARA Drummond is still out there .....or at least she was a few years ago.... one of their 'Falkland's Blockade' ships....
    Ah yes Dundee... I'm the Frank Drummond xxxxxx from Falkirk :)

    Dec 04th, 2013 - 12:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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