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Tag: ARA Almirante Irizar

  • Wednesday, April 19th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Argentine ice breaker Almirante Irizar back in Ushuaia signals the end of 2022/23 Antarctica season

    Almirante Irizar

    Argentine icebreaker ARA Almirante Irizar is back in Ushuaia following its round of visits to Antarctica stations leaving all ready for the personnel that remained preparing for the long dark winter months. This has also meant the official end of the Argentine Antarctic Campaign 2022/23, which takes place under the operational command of the Joint Antarctic Command.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 11:18 UTC

    Argentine Navy rescues injured sailor off South Georgia Islands

    The Irízar was deployed in this rescue operation.

    The Argentine Navy rescued from the oceanographic fishing research vessel (BIPO) “Victor Angelescu”, 90 miles off South Georgia Islands, a 55-year-old man who suffered a crushing trauma to his right leg, reported Clarin. The operation involved the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar.

  • Thursday, January 26th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Argentina keeping an eye on Antarctica's new iceberg

    “It is necessary to monitor when the icebreaker Irizar passes by that [the ice floe] is at a prudent distance,” Marinsek explained

    The Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) warned that the iceberg that calved off the Brunt Ice Shelf into the Wedell Sea is such a large structure that any vessel coming its way would have to take evasive action. Hence, it is being monitored to make sure it does not affect the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar's route from Ushuaia to the Argentine bases in the region.

  • Wednesday, January 4th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Irízar's Antarctic campaign reported on schedule

    In addition to the Irízar, the ARA Canal de Beagle and the polar sloop ARA Estrecho San Carlos are deployed during the campaign

    Argentine icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar has been reported to have completed a successful call at the Orcadas base, after which supplies were delivered to the Petrel base, as part of the 119th Antarctic Summer Campaign.

  • Friday, December 16th 2022 - 08:59 UTC

    Icebreaker ARA Irízar ready to start Summer Antarctic Campaign

    “We will be setting sail between Friday and Saturday depending on the weather conditions,” Captain Recio said

    Argentine Navy's icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar was ordered Thursday to set sail with over 300 people onboard among military and scientific personnel, marking the official beginning of the 2022/23 Summer Antarctic campaign. The Irízar's mission will consist of three stages until April 2023.

  • Thursday, August 11th 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    Argentina announces the construction of labs in Antarctica to reaffirm science and sovereignty

    The three ministers, Santiago Cafiero, Jorge Taiana and Daniel Filmus during the ceremony announcing the program “Building Science”

    Argentina will create “Antarctic Multidisciplinary Laboratories” to further promote research in the country's bases in the white continent, in the framework of the program “Building Science”. The program is sponsored by the ministries of Foreign Affairs; Science, Technology and Innovation, and Defense, and has specific funds earmarked.

  • Tuesday, April 26th 2022 - 09:17 UTC

    Argentine Antarctica bases now communicated through ARSAT satellites

    “On April 21 the icebreaker Almirante Irízar finished unloading all the supplies” at the Orcadas Base

    All of Argentina's bases in Antarctica are now equipped with telecommunications systems depending on nationally-owned ARSAT satellites instead of relying on foreign providers, it was announced.

  • Saturday, March 5th 2022 - 09:28 UTC

    Argentina approves funds for a new polar vessel, to be built with Finnish consultants

    The project started in 2014 looks to deliver to the Argentine navy a vessel for cargo and fuel transport, capable of sailing Antarctic waters

    The Argentine government has approved the funds for the design and construction of a new polar vessel to complement the activities of ice breaker ARA Almirante Irizar in her task of delivering provisions to the Argentine thirteen Antarctic bases. Works and design will be undertaken by the government-owned shipyard Tandanor and Finland's consulting firm Aker Arctic, with the funds allotted totaling 69 million Argentine pesos ( some US$ 6,5 million) and 7 million Euros.

  • Thursday, January 27th 2022 - 09:38 UTC

    Argentina to develop new polar ship with Finnish consultants

    The ARA Almirante Irízar has given up a lot of cargo capacity

    The Government of Argentina Wednesday approved the allocation of funds to the Tandanor state shipyard to advance in cooperation with Finnish consultants Aker Arctic in the design and construction of a new polar ship to join the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar in delivering supplies to the thirteen bases in Antarctica.

  • Tuesday, April 13th 2021 - 14:32 UTC

    Argentina finished Antarctica Summer Campaign without Covid-19 cases

    “The South Atlantic is a permanent geopolitical, military and strategic objective that Argentina must have, in which Antarctica clearly plays a very important role,” said Defence Minister Rossi

    Argentina's 2020/2021 Antarctic campaign successfully finished last week after the arrival of the Argentine Navy icebreaker “Almirante Irízar” at the port of Buenos Aires without registering any positive case of Covid-19 among its 392 crew members, military and scientists.