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Arrested Spanish trawler could have sailed into Argentine EEZ because of a mal functioning GPS

Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 07:54 UTC
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The Galician company which owns the “Playa Pesmar Uno” arrested last Sunday by the Argentine Coast Guard allegedly for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, admits the trawler could have involuntarily sailed into the EEZ, because one of the three GPS on board was malfunctioning. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    No wonder the previous article was pulled as it mentioned the FAKLANDS being involved via a reference to FALKLANDS registered ship. Obviously Mercopress got it wrong or misinformation from our friends the Argies trying to make it the FALKLANDS problem. These Latins are so predictable.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Brit Bob

    According to Argentina the Falklands has no EEZ.

    Falklands – Territorial Waters:

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    “These Latins are so predictable.”

    So's Brit Bob.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think


    The original...,“dissapeared” article about this trawler focused heavily in the “fact” that it was illegally detained on its passage of Argentinean Waters from Caladero Malvinas to Uruguay...

    No other News Agency in the world reported that “fact”...
    But don't take me word for it...Google “Playa Pesmar Uno” for the last week and see for yourself...

    The true fact..., already accepted by the Spanish authorities and owners of the ship is that the trawler was detained well inside Argie territorial waters with his nets on the water..., fishing...
    The 3 (three) GPS systems and webcams on board confirm this...
    The Spanish Captain's defence only argument to reduce the fines is that the Captain's favourite GPS somehow malfunctioned...

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • DemonTree

    Odd. The article I read that has since disappeared said no such thing. It mentioned that the Argentine coast guard claimed the ship was fishing inside the EEZ, while the Spanish captain said they were in international waters. It also wrote that the GPS data should solve the controversy, which apparently it has, in Argentina's favour.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Greatest lies of all times:

    1. We had a problem with the GPS
    2. The check is in the mail
    3. Don't worry about the dog, he's never bitten anyone
    4. Argentina will honour its obligations

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • DemonTree

    Greatest lies of all *time*

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree...
    That must be version 1.1
    The one i remember must have been 1.0... or 0.9.. or whatever...
    Maybe you can find it in cache... This technically unsavvy Patagonian can't...

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    I'm not an expert but you could look in your own browser's cached files, that might be the only place it still exists, and then only if you haven't visited the link since reading it. I don't know what browser you are using so you'd have to look up how to do that.

    Or you could try searching for the article with different search engines (yahoo etc do still exist) and look at the cached version on each. They will all have taken it at slightly different times, but it wasn't up for very long in the first place, so I wouldn't be too hopeful. Also be warned, you will probably end up clicking the link and overwriting your own browser's cache if you do this. (This is assuming the headline was the same and Mercopress just rewrote the article.)

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Or I could forget the whole thing...
    They saw that their lies were too blatant and they deleted them...
    End of story,,,

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    I can't see anything wrong with the version I saw, so I'm still mystified why that was deleted. The one they deleted last week was behind a paywall on another site which might explain the hasty removal, but this one was all over the place.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    How unfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    FWIW, I saw the original on MercoPress' facebook page but didn't bother reading it.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    Mercopress is run by god? That explains the low editorial standards...

    How do you know it was the original if you didn't read it?

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    Mr. Demontree...
    Not by God... just by its Engrish representants on Earth...
    As one can see on the signature...

    Zaphod Beeblebrox knows..., because he is Zaphod Beeblebrox..., President of the Galaxy (a role that involves no power whatsoever, and merely requires the incumbent to attract attention so no one wonders who's really in charge, a role for which Zaphod is perfectly suited)

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Marti Llazo

    @DemonTree...“Greatest lies of all *time*....”

    Greatest pedant of all times.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    You must know I don't usually point out mistakes, but that one is interesting because it is the sort not usually made by a native speaker. It could just be a typo, but you did say you aren't an Anglo...

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Voice

    Yeah, it doesn't matter how good they think their English is...foreigners always give themselves away...;-)

    Feb 09th, 2018 - 02:04 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Think


    Feb 09th, 2018 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Marti Llazo

    Two more kirchnerist officials busted for corruption after Interpol involved, with no GPS to blame it on this times:

    Feb 09th, 2018 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot

    Hear, hear.

    The GPS wasn't working properly (one of three devices in the vessel). Asking for a reduced fine because this would be akin to me saying to the police who stopped me: “My car's speedometer was reporting a lower speed, so can you please reduce my fine?”

    But look at the following pearl from our ineffable Marti, who manages to take another shot at Argentina in the above story's context (Look, he was awarded three-plus points!).

    ”Greatest lies of all times: We had a problem with the GPS (and) Argentina will honour its obligations”

    I am sure Argentines are very hurt and actively looking at deporting the miscreant to any country willing to claim him.

    Feb 09th, 2018 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Voice

    Hey Marti...
                        let the good time roll...;-)

    Feb 10th, 2018 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pete Bog

    ”The company revealed that the vessel operates from Montevideo, from where it sailed on January 11, and normally “fishes in Malvinas”

    Not normally now.

    Feb 11th, 2018 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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