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Icebreaker “donation” for Argentina? Australia's “Aurora Australis”?

Monday, October 12th 2020 - 09:11 UTC
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According to reports in the Argentine media next November the Australian flagged icebreaker Aurora Australis will be docking in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, and then head for Buenos Aires where, allegedly, she will be incorporated to the Argentine navy fleet and will be participating next to ARA Almirante Irizar in the 2020/21 Antarctica campaign. Read full article

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  • Think

    Just for the record...:

    The “Bahia Paraiso” did NOT collide with an iceberg in 1989...
    The “Bahia Paraiso” did run aground in 1989...

    Check your sources..., MercoPress..
    You don't want to come across as lackadaisical as that turnipy Argie navy captain that sailed her into well chartered dangerous waters..., do you...?

    Ps...:
    Thanks Australia...

    Oct 12th, 2020 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • MarkWhelan

    It is nice to see that Argentina's economic conditions are fully understood internationally.
    Australia realized that if they sold the vessel to Argentina they would have just spent more money than necessary trying to get any payment made. On the other hand by giving the vessel they look generous and caring in the worlds eyes and don't have to worry about further costs. That is until the ship breaks down as nobody in the new crew will think about maintenance.

    Oct 12th, 2020 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    Mr. MarkWhelan....
    Please allow me to complement and add on your “kind” comment from above...

    It is indeed nice to see that Argentina's economic conditions are fully understood internationally. Australia got a couple of million A$ from Argieland to make all the necessary maintenance to insure her safe voyage to Ushuaia with her Aussie crew. A very generous deal for us Argies notwithstanding..., and they don't have to worry about further costs. That is until the ship eventually breaks down as most of the current Commanders of our Armed Farces have a respect for the lifes of their subordinates comparable to that of the Engrish Armed Farces Commanders had for the lifes of their subordinates during the Great War...
    Luckily some of us civilians taking more and more control will surely THINK about maintenance...

    Capisce...?

    Oct 12th, 2020 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Skip

    Goodbye beloved Orange Roughy! We tried to make you a museum to save you from being scrapped....

    Alas, scrap it is!

    Oct 13th, 2020 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Ahhhhhhh..., Skippy...
    Our sensible, romantic bush Kangaroo...
    Back in Oz... or still walkabouting abroad...?

    Oct 13th, 2020 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • MarkWhelan

    There are so many gum trees here that Skippy may never have to
    return.

    Oct 14th, 2020 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Skip

    There are few places where riding out this pandemic is safer!

    “....give me a home among the gum trees....”

    Oct 14th, 2020 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • imoyaro

    “The Gumsucker's March” by Percy Grainger...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNrghbsL92E

    Oct 15th, 2020 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    As MercoPress hasn't considered necessary to publish anything about Bolivia since July...

    ******“ CONGRATULATIONS..., PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA ”*****

    As I wrote some eleven months ago... :
    - Nov 11th, 2019 - 07:31 am
    Anyhow..., if they don't kill him..., he will be back...
    Fuerza Presidente Evo...
    https://en.mercopress.com/2019/11/09/more-chaos-in-bolivia-some-police-officers-have-joined-protestors-in-several-cities/comments#comment505110

    Capisce...?

    Oct 19th, 2020 - 09:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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