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Uruguay's 2016 Antarctic campaign takes off; ship to deliver 250 tons of fuel and 40 tons of supplies

Thursday, January 7th 2016 - 09:27 UTC
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Uruguayan navy rescue vessel ROU 26 “Vanguardia” left this week from Montevideo for Antarctica loaded with fuel and provisions for the country's scientific base “General Artigas” at King George Island. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    At least the ship will make it there and back without rolling over.

    Jan 07th, 2016 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Remarkable, in this day and age, with all of a country's resources, it is regarded as an achievement to supply a small Antarctic base on an annual basis.

    Jan 07th, 2016 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @2 An achievement that Argenzuela seems to consistently have trouble performing.

    Another curiosity: 4 of Argentina's so-called permanent Antarctic bases are not even within the geographic Antarctic (the Antarctic Circle being at latitude 66 deg S).

    Jan 08th, 2016 - 02:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Excellent proof that there is a competent Uruguayan Navy.

    Philippe

    Jan 09th, 2016 - 06:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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