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Falklands' totally financed longliner, CFL Hunter, launched in Galicia

Wednesday, February 15th 2017 - 08:53 UTC
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A state of the art longliner, the Falklands “CFL Hunter” was baptized and launched at the Nodosa de Marín shipyard in Pontevedra, in a ceremony that included representatives from Consolidated Fisheries, Falklands lawmakers plus members of the Galicia government and the yard. Read full article


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  • Think

    Article says...:
    “... most probably will be the first of several more to come, added MLA Phyllis Rendell who was unlucky in knocking the baptism sparkling wine bottle, since it finally fell while CFL Hunter started to slide into the Pontevedra waters...”

    I say...:
    Ya know that if the bottle fails to smash, the ship is destined for an unlucky life at sea...., don't ya...?
    “CFL Hunter”... will forever be... “CFL Hunted”...
    A friendly advice from Continental Patagonia..., lass...
    If there is a next time... Invest €2.95.- in a cheap glass cutter and score the bottle a couple of times...
    That will help...

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Voice

    Yay Spanish Shipbuilding over UK Shipbuilding...whilst HMS Clyde supports Falkland fishing...

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • The Voice

    UK Shipbuilding? Soon the place that puts them together might be a foreign country!

    Engines that pack up. Subs out of action etc

    Wonder what problems the new carriers will have?

    The Spaniards are all geared up to produce state of the art Jiggers. Their waiters are excellent too ;-)

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice

    UK all geared up for trading with the rest of the world then...

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Just Think

    MLA Rendell talking about “noble fishing tradition of Galicia fishermen” has she any idea of the reputation for involvement and convictions for illegal fishing:

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Think

    Mr. Voice...
    Kelper pay back time for 160 years of Engrish opression & servitude...
    - They buy their expensive ships from Spain... (Surely in solidarity with that other festering BOT called Gibraltar...
    - They rip..., with the help of some Engrish scammers..., some chauvinistic British investors of their savings via an elaborated “Mississippi Bubble” kind of scam involving some uncommercial oil in the South Atlantic...
    - They invest their £160,000,000 share of them ill gotten monies in a Yankee Bank...
    - All the above..., whilst them Engrish taxpayers bleed ~£600,000,000 yearly for the “Defence” of them windblown Islands...

    Mr. Just Think (Nice nick :-)
    You say...:
    “MLA Rendell talking about “noble fishing tradition of Galicia fishermen” has she any idea of the reputation for involvement and convictions for illegal fishing.”
    I say...:
    Yes, she does...
    The same noble illegal fishing tradition them both drive on the South Atlantic...

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    1982 - such a good year for freedom of choice in the South Atlantic

    Feb 15th, 2017 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pete Bog

    Just shows what hot air is ejected over Gibraltar and the Falklands by Spain, when Spain's fishing industry depends on, yes you've guessed it, fishing in the UK's and Falkland Island waters.

    For a country that appears hostile to the Falklands politically, the Spanish seem to have a very good industrial relationship with the Falkland Islands in the real world.

    Feb 16th, 2017 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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