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Falklands' geophysical oil exploration buoy ends up in SW Australia

Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 08:30 UTC
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The hull bears the scars of a 10,483 kilometre journey from the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic, through the Southern and Indian Oceans to the shores of Esperance in southern Western Australia, according to reports in the Australian media. Read full article

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  • Skip

    Oh God I can just see it now....

    Committee/Union/Talking Club X supports the legitimate rights of Argentina in the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas and El Estado del Oeste de Australia!

    May 16th, 2015 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    If this is how you stinking isleters manage your oil exploration then obviously your oil production will prove massive f*”king disaster. That's what you get for trying to steal what doesn't belong to you. Give the filthy stinking islets back to us now you thieving f*^king pirates.

    Chuckle chuckle.

    May 16th, 2015 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @ #1 Skip,
    You beat me to it!
    We're all doomed, doomed, l say.
    The malvinistas will now claim Western Australia!

    May 16th, 2015 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Byron

    I'm guessing it's traveled further than the Argentine navy in recent years. Good of it to find its way to another of the Queens realms, being a sensible little buoy it had the good sense to avoid washing up on Argentine shores, we can only imagine what shrieking agitated pronouncements Cristina would have come out with.

    May 16th, 2015 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @2 You do not seem to be very well informed even though you are using “paulcedron” foulness (stinking isleteers and f^^king pirates).

    Have you not noticed that the exploration for oil and the operating business is not conducted by the Falkland Islanders? It has been contracted out to oil companies with the appropriate expertise.

    And, please note well, the Falkland Islands son, serán y siempre han sido territorio británico. NUNCA HAN SIDO NI NUNCA SERAN DE ARGENTINA.

    May 16th, 2015 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Well it's not very big!

    Que claims by TMBOA of 'miniaturising' the South Atlantic. :o)

    May 16th, 2015 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Evil Colonialist Pirate

    Can I ask whom people are referring to when they mention TMBOA?

    May 16th, 2015 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    5 gordo1
    Just getting in first to spoil Paul's fun. ;-)

    7 Evil Colonialist Pirate
    The Mad Bitch of Argentina = Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

    May 16th, 2015 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    what falklands' geophysical exploration buoy?
    it belongs to a company from dubai.
    are you trying to steal the buoy too, you pirates?

    now this is an absolute no-story.
    a complete article to talk about...a buoy.
    mon dieu...
    maybe you think that it is like the first manned mission to mars, eh?
    losers.

    May 16th, 2015 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @9. This article must have been a massive draw for you. How disappointed you must have been when your 2-cell brain realised it wasn't the sort of 'boy' you're interested in.

    May 16th, 2015 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    ....and this weeks....“I don't get Sarcasm” award goes to....Gordo1 @5

    (included with the award is a pop up net specially designed to be placed on the head to catch any facetious remarks that happen to sail over the top of it....and a complementary Green t-shirt to counteract the red glow to the cheeks that is often resulting afterwards).....
    ...well done....

    May 16th, 2015 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit!

    May 16th, 2015 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    ....then it should be easy enough for an educated man, like yourself, to identify in conversation....

    May 16th, 2015 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    I have NEVER claimed that I am an educated man¡

    May 16th, 2015 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Its just a bloody buoy ,,

    now if it was a girl, we have more of a conversation..lol

    May 16th, 2015 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Might be carrying Cristina's supply of drugs.

    May 16th, 2015 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    LOL.

    May 16th, 2015 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    14 gordo1

    Take no notice of him, he's just a sad multi-identity poster with nothing better to do than clutch at straws. I don't come on here very often and on the surface I was rubbishing the islands so it was quite reasonable for you to take a pop at me.

    May 16th, 2015 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    That's right gordo take no notice of ...me.. no him....sorry us....

    Joe Bloggs the Islander that has been posting on here for years....
    As an Islander....
    Rubbishing the Islands....
    I can see how one could easily be mistaken......;-)))))

    About time I switched over to my Troy Tempest...CD or Conqueror identity.....Opps...

    May 17th, 2015 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Voice is lonely again.

    Time to change threads.

    May 17th, 2015 - 04:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “The hull bears the scars of a 10,483 kilometre journey from the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic, through the Southern and Indian Oceans to the shores of Esperance in southern Western Australia, according to reports in the Australian media.”

    If you believe the malvinsts, the adrift buoy should have drifted to Argentina since it was just a 'stones throw' away from its shores. But instead it drifted to Esperance in WA. That just shows that in, terms of the natural forces of winds and tides and in spirit, the Falklands are in fact closer to Australia than to Argentina.

    May 17th, 2015 - 06:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Err... what about me? Far more sensible....

    May 17th, 2015 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    2 Jo
    it was your first intelligent, sensitive comment in ages, and it proved to be a joke, sarcasm or whatever...
    there is no hope for you.

    May 17th, 2015 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @23. Desperate for a 'hook'? I do hope that argieland dies soon. You will, of course, be a 'leader' won't you? Or will you be cowering in your cesspit hoping no-one will notice your shit-covered face? I recommend that someone steps on your head.

    May 17th, 2015 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    10 genetic aberration
    it seems the only one who relates the word “buoy” with “boy” is you, you gayest aberration on earth.

    May 18th, 2015 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Well, buoys will be buoys.

    May 18th, 2015 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 26 Room101
    “Well, buoys will be buoys”

    But girls will always be little minxes, if you are lucky! :o)

    May 18th, 2015 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    lol

    May 18th, 2015 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    27: Luck has nothing to do with it; a mature woman knows what she is looking for. She's not all at sea, and is not hoping to end up on the beach. She often likes to feel buoyed-up, and carried along by the current of a good relationship. But that's for men- not buoys:)

    May 18th, 2015 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 29

    Excellent!

    May 18th, 2015 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @2

    @2“ Give the filthy stinking islets back to us now you thieving f*^king pirates.”

    Lol Jo-only the Malvanistas could be stupid enough to claim something they don't really want.

    @9 Paul
    “are you trying to steal the buoy too, you pirates?”

    No, you will find Argentina has bought it to replace Liberturd as the Argentine flagship. It is being crewed with a SuperGaucho, like the ones your mate Korned Beef Kate warned us about in 1982 (except they never turned up -too busy having CT scans).

    May 19th, 2015 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UK101

    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=argentina+falkland+memes&ei=QAJcVcSjL8etU6XHgNgP#imgrc=MwFrene4Ms0cDM%253A%3B--mdwuqeAQWMsM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fassets.diylol.com%252Fhfs%252F834%252F590%252Fafc%252Fresized%252Ffailboat-meme-generator-all-aboard-the-failboat-072068.jpeg%253F1358969971.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shaggybevo.com%252Fboard%252Fshowthread.php%252F125548-2-April-1982-Argentine-troops-invade-the-Falkland-Islands%3B510%3B335

    May 20th, 2015 - 03:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Polar Bear

    To straighten up a few things:
    The object “discussed” here is a Tailbuoy, which is at the end of Seismic Streamer-Cables towed behind Sesmic Vessels.
    We lost it off the Falklands in November 2010. Since we were unable to recover it (we were towing 80 km of cables), and the weather-conditions too rough for our chasers, we just had to let it go.
    The tracking-system on it let us pinpoint it to within 500 millimeters, NOT 500 meters, as indicated in the article.
    -AND F.Y.I.: The “Polarcus Nadia” were, and is, flying a BERMUDA flag.....

    May 24th, 2015 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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