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Argentine yacht rescued by Falklands en route back to Mar del Plata

Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 16:34 UTC
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The Argentine yacht “La Sanmartiniana”, which had been spotted and rescued, abandoned in the high seas, October 2015 by a Falklands Fisheries Protection patrol finally left the Islands on Sunday morning 27 November and is in route to Mar del Plata with a stop in Puerto Deseado, reported Robert King, Falkland Islands government Collector of Customs, Registar of Ships, Shipping Master, Receiver of Wreck and Admiralty Marshal. Read full article

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  • Think

    Thank's for your “more than professional” treatment to the lads..., Mr. King...
    We'll try to reciprocate, whenever needed...

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • pgerman

    Stupid fascists .. In an interview in the Argentine media the “captain” said that the islanders had “stolen his boat” (but admitted that the islanders had treated him very well).

    Peronists and these stupid fascists make me feel ashamed of being argentine.... I hope that in this trip back home the yacht sinks with these stupid people inside.

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Think

    Argie Turnip just above...

    Your Spanish reading comprehension seems to be in line with the rest of your wits...
    Very close to zero...!

    Try reading that article again..., Turnip...
    (I wonder how they ever accepted such an ignorant Turnip into the Freemasonry... They had high standards... once...)

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -11
  • pgerman

    Stupid fascists .. In an interview in the Argentine newspaper La Nacion the “captain” said that the islanders had “stolen his boat” (but admitted that the islanders had treated him very well).

    Peronists, and these stupid fascists, make me feel ashamed of being argentinian.... I hope that in this trip, back home, the yacht sinks with these stupid people inside.

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    Argie Turnip just above...

    Your Spanish reading comprehension seems to be in line with the rest of your wits...
    Very close to zero...!

    Try reading that article again..., Turnip...
    (I wonder how they ever accepted such an ignorant Turnip into the Freemasonry... They once had high standards....)

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • DemonTree

    Deja vu... was that a glitch in the matrix?

    Anyway where is this interview pgerman? I want to see what the captain said.

    And I hope the yacht does not sink, hopefully they will have found some more competent people to sail it this time.

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Zaphod102

    pgerman,

    If the captain did indeed say that the Falklands had stolen his boat then he is indeed an idiot and/or liar. If anything, La Campora stole his boat when they abandoned it. They weren't to know that it would drift towards the Falklands where it would be rescued. Of course, if the Falklands had left it alone it would have eventually either been wrecked or sunk and then he'd no doubt complain that they had done nothing! Maybe he wanted it sunk or wrecked so he could get an insurance pay out? If so, that was scuppered (forgive the pun) when the Falklands rescued it. He could try sending a bill to La Campora but I guess he knows they'll never pay him.

    When he gets it back home he'll have to paint it. I suggest hi-visibility orange so it will be easier to find the next time he loses it. ;-)

    Also, MercoPress, your caption needs correcting, it was 12 months not 12 years! It may seem like 12 years though... ;-)

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Frank

    “Think
    ........
    We'll try to reciprocate, whenever needed...”

    Never happen, when any yacht or fishing boat that has visited the Falklands has then sought a port of refuge in RGland in recent years they have been treated in a truly arseholean ( ie standard RG fascist ) manner.

    Nov 29th, 2016 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Marti Llazo

    Over the past several months there has been a lot of the usual sort of silly talk in the argie media about how La Sanmierdana had been “captured” or “taken prisoner” by “the English.” (One would think that after all this time there might be at least one person in this república bananera who understood the difference between English, British, and Falklander, but this does not appear to be the case).

    Here are examples of some of that: “.....Velero argentino atribuido por los medios a ”La Cámpora“ que fue abandonado por su tripulación, fue capturado en el Mar Argentino usurpado, por patrullero pirata y remolcado hasta las Islas...” ..... “ ...perdieron un barco que los ingleses capturaron sin tripulación..... ”

    And the article is a bit shy on some significant details. The argie crew working on the boat in the islands could not fix the motor propulsion system, so the boat had to be towed into open water where it could maneuver entirely under sail. If I remember correctly they are going to try to make for Comodoro Rivadavia to see if they can effect repairs there, at least well enough to be able to proceed from there.

    This of course assumes that they actually make it to Comodoro Rivadavia.

    Nov 30th, 2016 - 03:32 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • pgerman

    @Marti Llazo

    “One would think that after all this time there might be at least one person in this república bananera who understood the difference between English, British, and Falklander, but this does not appear to be the case”. This offensive sentence spoils the whole post...being someone that hates a specific country doesn't help you. Just to the contrary it speaks badly about you...

    Nov 30th, 2016 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • EscoSesDoidao

    That's actually a nice gesture by the FIG to have released the vessel back to those who had to abandon it. They (The FIG) had every right to keep it (salvage rights) and auction it off putting money in the FIG public purse if they had wished.

    Nov 30th, 2016 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Marti Llazo

    pgerman -- Have you met anyone of the argentine persuasion who is capable of making those simple distinctions? If so, it would be a rare person indeed. Like trying to find someone here willing to refer to a Syrian as other than a turco, or a Vietnamese by that name and not a chino. So perhaps the post is not so much offensive as accurately reflecting the xenophobic cultural realities here.

    Nov 30th, 2016 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • The Voice

    Looks like,a typical RG craft. I like the rust streaks. All that is missing is a row of tyres as fenders.

    Dec 05th, 2016 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    The MercoPiss is again showing its true substandard chicken-shit editorial standards here (or lack thereof) . In its Spanish-language version today it correctly noted the lack of manners on the part of the Sanmierdana crew in deliberately failing to fly the proper courtesy flag -- and this after having received the enormous benefit of relief from the considerable debt owed to the Falklands government for having rescued this wreck. It is rather disgraceful on the part of MercoPiss to avoid this new confirmation of the rude and thankless nature of the argies involved in this little caper.

    For those who read the jibberjabber:

    ”La actitud del velero La Sanmartiniana que el domingo hace una semana partió desde la capital de las Falklands, Stanley hacia Mar del Plata, sin flamear la bandera de cortesía, tras su rescate a la deriva en el Atlántico Sur y más de un año de permanencia en las Islas, molestó a los miembros electos de la Asamblea Legislativa.

    ”Estamos algo contrariados que la bandera de cortesía (en este caso de las Falklands) no se flameó en La Sanmartiniana, en vista de toda la ayuda y apoyo que se le brindara por parte del gobierno de las Falklands y tantos otros en la recuperación de la nave”, sostuvo MLA Mike Summers.”

    Let's see if MercoPiss belatedly comes up with an English-language account of that classless argie misbehaviour, which has now provided the islanders with yet another in an expanding galaxy of reasons to detest the Argentines.

    Dec 05th, 2016 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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