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Falklands welcomes the registry of a new freezer trawler

Thursday, October 19th 2017 - 07:27 UTC
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The vessel belonging to Kalamar Ltd was built at the Nodosa shipyard in Pontevedra and was launched this week. The vessel belonging to Kalamar Ltd was built at the Nodosa shipyard in Pontevedra and was launched this week.

The Falkland Islands Executive Council this week welcomed the registration of the new Falklands fishing vessel freezer trawler Monteferro belonging to Kalamar Ltd. MLA Mike Summers said: “This is the second major private sector investment in fishing vessels this year, and represents good progress in the industry.”

 “Monteferro” belonging to the group headed by the Fontán Domínguez was delivered on Wednesday during a ceremony attended by two hundred guests and held at the Nodosa shipyard in Pontevedra, Galicia.

The trawler is 63.7 meters long, 12 meters beam and has a 1.500 gross tonnage.

The Nodosa shipyard currently has an order for six fishing vessels, four of them in construction and two still in the blueprints.

“Besides the current construction orders, we also have a long list of vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance”, explained Rafael Outerial, Nodosa general manager during the ceremony and reception.

Outerial also anticipated that before the end of the year “we hope to make further announcements regarding new vessels”, since the Galicia cooperative of fishing vessels owners is in the process of renewing much of its fleet, an undertaking which took off in 2016.

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  • The Voice

    What a big bottom, should be chridtened Kim !

    Oct 19th, 2017 - 01:47 pm +1
  • Brit Bob

    Will it be fishing in Argentinian waters or Falkland waters?

    By a ruling of the UN, Argentina will extend its maritime platform (Politica Argentina) ; New map of the maritime platform reaffirms the sovereignty of Malvinas with UN endorsement (ElCronista); Argentina enlarges its territory 35%, with a UN endorsement ...(La Capital).To add to this euphoric atmosphere the Argentine Foreign Minister stated, ''This is a historic opportunity for Argentina. We have taken a great step in the demarcation of the outer limit of our continental shelf; the most extensive boundary of Argentina and our border with humanity,'' Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra told La Nacion, which tomorrow will publicly announce the details of this resolution. (Susana Malcorra, quoted by Dinatale M, La Nacion, Argentina, 27 March 2016).

    But what is the truth...
    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims and The UN CLCA Commission (1 page):-

    Oct 19th, 2017 - 09:17 am 0
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