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Argentina will have a state of the art fisheries research vessel in 2017

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 07:48 UTC
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Argentina's Fisheries Research and Development Institute, INIDEP, has signed the contract for the construction of a new fisheries and oceanographic research vessel to be built at the Armon shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The financing for the vessel and refurbishing of INIDEP's offices and labs comes from the Inter-American Development bank with a 30m dollars loan. Read full article


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  • NFLD

    “Argentina does not yet have that degree of technological development”.

    Translation: .............................. To keep something afloat.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 08:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Special relationship with Spain perhaps.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “...when you're collecting scientific data on shoals it's vital not to make noise and scare marine life...”

    I simply cannot imagine Argentines doing anything without making a great deal of superfluous noise and terribly frightening all forms of life.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Has it got the 'roll over' feature?

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    ALL the usual argie attributes infest this project:
    1) U$D30M LOAN! I hope the Inter-American Development bank have written the loan off because I doubt there will be money available to pay it back.

    2) The thing's going to be built in VIGO! Floatation collars all around the hull then to stop it sinking.

    3) There will be a bun-fight to get credit for this, as long as it can float from the word go.

    Are there ANY fish left in TDC waters?

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Article: the fact is “Argentina does not yet have that degree of technological development”.

    The fact is that Argentina is not likely to have that degree of technological development for many dozens of years, having only recently evolved the shipbuilding expertise needed to construct a rudimentary dugout canoe.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod102

    This is probably part of CFK's spending spree attempting to commit Macri to as much unnecessary spending as possible.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    From what I understand the Argentine government prevailed upon the ship builder to include a large glass bottom to allow proper observation of the whole of the Argentine surface fleet.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Eight commentaries--each rivaling the other in ignorance and mediocrity.
    Poor haters who cannot withstand the fact that Argentina is going to have a first-line tool to improve its oceanic knowledge.
    Keep barking people--we are galloping.

    Dec 04th, 2015 - 04:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    9 Enrique

    It would be a useful tool that Argentina should certainly have. With all respect though, the timing does sound very suspicious, especially when Argentina probably has other priorities.
    Macri could not sign this deal. It would be very irresponsible for Cristina to approve funds for a project that she will not be accountable for. A very dishonest ploy to stir up trouble, or a last minute attempt to reward cronies.

    And you told us you wished Macri success in helping the economy recover.

    If you praise this move, you seem to contradict yourself.

    Zaphod @7 is likely correct. We shall see what happens when Macri sees the real state of accounts.

    Dec 04th, 2015 - 07:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @9 Ricky, those of us who actually live and work here in Argentina have a very good idea how things actually are, and “good” is not one of them. The challenge on these pages is in how best to describe the current state of decay, mismanagement, incompetence, malfeasance, manipulation, falsity, populismo, and that most endearing of qualities, Kirchnerist corruption.

    Insisting that having a boat will in some manner generate any useful scientific results here is like insisting that the presence of a computer in the INDEC offices will bring about valid, honest, and reliable economic statistics.

    Dec 04th, 2015 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Possible utilization as a troop transport?

    Dec 04th, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    @9 who do you mean by “we” exactly?
    I have no doubt that Canada is galloping ahead - that is obvious!
    Surely you don't mean.......

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    13 Ref

    Good point

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 9 Riki Mashed Potato Head

    So now you are no longer a Peronista / Kunt supporter?

    Macri is the only one galloping: glad to see you have come to your senses at last.

    I take it you will sell up and go “home”, you know, the one you haven't been to for the last 40 years whilst you have been hiding from the 'suicide squads'.

    HA, HA, HA. Do you realise what a prize twat you have made yourself look like supporting TMBOA?

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Argentina Navy is reinforced by four vessels from Russia

    These units, which have been called ARA “Strait of San Carlos,” ARA “Puerto Argentino” ARA “Islas Malvinas” and ARA “Pleasant Bay”, replace individual ships over recent years were desafectando . They will be cheaper to have a more modern technology and thus may provide greater safety to navigation

    Only patrol ships, but kept very quiet,
    Did you know Argentina was secretly militarising the south Atlantic,
    Whilst claiming to be friendly.

    After all, if this was us, they would be screaming all the way to the UN.
    So they say..

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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