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Falklands: improvements to Mare Harbour jetty completed

Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:53 UTC
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A state of the art jetty which will improve military capability in the Falkland Islands and improve life for personnel on the Islands has been completed by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Work to upgrade the jetty in Mare Harbour was officially opened recently by Geoff Robson, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Oh dear Argentina, are we militarising the FALKLANDS Heaven forbid.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • R. Ben Madison

    This is part of the Falkland Islanders' evil scheme to invade and conquer Argentina.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • golfcronie

    Well below the belt that but probably true.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • RedBaron

    Volker Stevin is part of the Volker Wessels Group - a Dutch company. Are there no British owned companies that can perform such civil engineering work without having to go to the Dutch for everything? Royal Haskoning (also based in Amersfoort just like Volker Wessels) was selected in 2007 for a port review project. Is there someone in the Falklands authority with a Dutch connection?

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    More likely they just offered the best deal

    Feb 09th, 2018 - 02:08 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Conqueror

    This is good news. Should make it a lot easier for the MLRS, mobile artillery and tanks to roll ashore. Not to mention easier transportation for partially dismantled Apaches, Merlins and Chinooks. Chances are that F-35s will fit into containers as well. Munitions supply should be a doddle. Perhaps we could follow the old Soviet example and base some IRBMs.

    Feb 09th, 2018 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lynn

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 14th, 2018 - 05:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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