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Falklands allows return of abandoned Argentine yacht rescued in Islands waters last October

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 01:50 UTC
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The Argentine flagged yacht “La Sanmartiniana” which was rescued in October 2015 while abandoned and adrift, by a Falkland Islands Fisheries Protection Vessel and towed to Stanley, where it has remained since waiting for claimants, has finally been released, after the Argentine group FIPCA complied with all the formalities for its recovery. Read full article

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  • Marti Llazo

    This whole adventure greatly vexed the argies at FIPCA since (1) they had an obligation to provide de facto acknowledgement of the legitimacy of the Falkland Islands Government, and (2) they could not pay the necessary fees in worthless Argie pesos.

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 03:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    1 Marti Llazo (#)
    Yes! Given the suspicion surrounding its voyage, this saga has ended very well for the Falkland Islanders.

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kelper 1

    Make sure they pay for the tow into port and all the other costs......before they sail it away...

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I'm sure this will be front page news in the RG press..

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @4 Frank

    And no doubt there will be great celebrations for it returning to port after it's momentous voayge - although you would think they would be embarrassed by abandoning a perfectly seaworthy vessel.

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Perhaps Captain Trollism will skipper it back to RGland?

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Wouldn't be the papers were forged, no not in Argentina, we all know how honest and straightforward they are.

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I'm surprised FIPCA actually agreed to talk to the FIG, but I'm glad they're reclaiming the yacht and are going to fix it up. It would have been kind of sad to see it scrapped.

    Wouldn't it be cheaper to tow it back to Argentina and fix it up there though?

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Sad?

    Destroying an rg symbol of territorial terrorism?

    What are you smoking.

    Should have scuttled it as sea.

    What boat?

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @4 “ I'm sure this will be front page news in the RG press..”

    And with good pictures of the wreck:

    http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1929669-el-velero-kirchnerista-que-esta-en-malvinas-volvera-a-la-argentina

    The article got the location wrong, however, since they said the boat was in Puerto Argentino and there is no such place in the Falklands.

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Marti, my #4 was tongue in cheek.... I'm amazed . I thought it would be ignored because its a national embarrasment. Maybe La Nacion is just using it as an opportunity to kick the K's.

    Not sure why they are bothering to take her back to Argentina... 34 year old run down steel hull...

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @11
    Its floating isn't it?

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Yep, that is something of a plus for any RG ship.....

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    It's floating, but leaking. Sails shredded, needs a rudder and basically a complete refitting. Going to be a very expensive project, and particularly so in the Falklands. But then those Camporistas have so many millions in ill-gotten gains.

    Maybe La Nación will publish an image of the receipt that the FIG gives the representative of the owner of the boat, for the expenses incurred. Maybe somebody close to the FIG will provide it to them. Hint, hint.

    Aug 21st, 2016 - 05:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    shame poor yacht

    Aug 29th, 2016 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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