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Argentine-Chilean Antarctic inspectors check BAS Rothera base

Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 09:19 UTC
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A team or Argentine and Chilean experts have visited Czech and British bases in Antarctica as part of the routine inspection of environment and security operations, in the framework of the Antarctic Treaty. The Argentine foreign ministry reported that the inspections took place for the second consecutive year between 19 January and 25 February. Read full article


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  • AustrOllOpithecus

    Argentina should set up a couple of bases in the Arctic, see how the EUians, NorthAmoans, and Brittos like it.

    That should put their hypocrisy in full display.

    Seeking rational discourse with foreigners is like seeking fire-starting techniques from Australopithecuses.


    Feb 26th, 2017 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Briton

    I presume they also inspect themselves and other nations as well.

    Feb 26th, 2017 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jo Bloggs

    I wonder if they noticed the registration numbers of the BAS aircraft.

    Feb 27th, 2017 - 12:32 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    Did they post their report back from the British Post Office?

    Feb 27th, 2017 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15

    Troll boy
    I see that you don't have a grasp of Geography ! The N.Pole is a floating ice cap.

    Where exactly would an Argentine base be set up.

    I know that you think that you can walk on water... but really!

    However it could be good news for Polar Bears who are having difficulty in finding food !

    I would have thought that primitive man would be the very people to ask about survival techniques. After all, you are just about holding it together. You did manage to take a small trip out of your area and were amazed that there were other new things to experience,

    Never mind, in 500.000 years you may evolve into a form of Homo Sapiens.

    Feb 27th, 2017 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Briton

    You mean

    Feb 27th, 2017 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Rufus

    @Nostrils You mean Arctic research stations like the Arctic Yellow River Station (China) and the Himadri Station (India) on the Norwegian island of Svalbard? I can't imagine that the Norwegians would have any real objections, just as long as you pay for what services you use (and probably up front given your record).

    @Briton I think everyone inspects everyone else, it's probably what passes for a social life in Antarctica...

    Feb 27th, 2017 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • RICO

    Where would Argentina find the funds to build an Arctic base and how would they supply the base when the only sea worthy vessel in the fleet is the ARA Libertad.

    Mar 04th, 2017 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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