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Icebreaker Irizar calls at Ushuaia on her 2017/18 Antarctica campaign

Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 - 06:55 UTC
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Argentina's flagship of Antarctica operations is back after ten long years. The refurbished icebreaker ARA Almirante Irizar, called at Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, on New Year before leaving for the 2017/18 summer campaign. Read full article


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  • Think


    Argentina's flagship on Antarctica operations is back after eight (8) long years of refurbishing...

    ALL work and tests done on her during the last eight (8) years.., fully certified by...:

    As this humble Patagonian luuuvs to say...:


    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Brit Bob

    “We have thirteen bases and stations in Antarctica and Irizar will be supplying most of them, this is a strategic, political and juridical task for Argentina which has sovereignty claims in Antarctica”, Fernanda Millicay, head of the National Antarctica Division and who coordinates Argentine activities in the southern pole said.

    To believe that the Falkland Islands and the territories in the Southern Ocean belong to Argentina because of the inheritance is incorrect:

    Falklands – Argentina's Inheritance Problem ( 1 pg): -

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Marti Llazo

    Tinkle, Argentina claimed that the Germans “certified” the work on the lost submarine ARA San Juan as well. One has to wonder how long it will be before the argie armada is caught lying about the ARA Irascible also, and how long it might be before its last distress message is received and concealed.

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • The Voice

    Lets hope there is no 'submarine' incident. Will it be calling in at our Antarctic Post Office for Tangos with the female staff?

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    “ Sovereignty claims in Antarctica ” Just talk us through that Fernanda.

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Clyde15

    “ if Argentina today was to buy a similar icebreaker in the world market, it would have to pay at least 100 million dollars more than what the overall cost of refurbishing ARA Irizar.”

    If you did, you would at least be sure of getting one that worked !

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El capitano 1

    Jeeze hope they did a better job on “refurbishing” than they did with their missing (lost) sub...Truth is that an Argie has great difficulty “refurbishing” a wheel barrow...!

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Lowlander just above..

    Can you ..., Campbell loving Sassenach..., recommend anything better than a fully DNV-DL Icebreaker for the job...?

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Marti Llazo

    How long before the refurbished batteries on yr refurbished ice-tosser explode, tinkle?

    Any day now, I reckon.

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Chicureo

    The ARA Almirante Irízar HAS to function properly as the world awaits for any technical problem to occur. The Argentine armada needs to regain its long lost reputation.

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15


    Read what I said ! Argentina's history with naval vessels does not inspire confidence.

    Just possibly a concrete canoe might fit the job.

    Your fixation on Campbells would indicate that some attractive young Campbell wench gave you the heave-ho in the distant past. She must be applauded for her perceptive ability to spot a total phoney.......well anybody on this site can spot that by reading your self congratulatory missives .

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Ok, she got to Ushuaia without breaking down, I wonder if she will get to Antarctica and back.

    Jan 03rd, 2018 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Frank

    I saw her passing Pto Williams outbound from Ushuaia sometime in Oct/Nov.... she was on her way back north to fix things....

    So this is - in fact - her second attempt at getting to Antarctica.......

    Jan 03rd, 2018 - 04:03 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Marti Llazo

    Speaking of refurbishing, one has to wonder how worried reekie may be about his friends:

    “ Argentina's parliament sacks 'gnocchi' phantom workers ”

    “ Nearly 200 phantom workers at Argentina's parliament have been caught in a crackdown on employees who only show up sporadically for their jobs, it has been reported. According to La Nación newspaper, the Argentine Congress implemented a new attendance control system for employees two months ago, and it has already caught 190 who had not shown up for long periods without a good explanation.” Authorities have begun proceedings to remove 160 of them from their positions, while 30 others decided to resign when confronted with evidence of their absenteeism, La Nación said. Known as “gnocchi” or “noqui” in Argentina - after the popular dumpling dish that is traditionally served on the 29th of each month - it is a nickname given to state employees who do not perform real work, and only go to their official workplace once a month to claim their salary cheque. ”

    Jan 03rd, 2018 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +4

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