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Montevideo, June 19th 2019 - 21:02 UTC

Tag: Atlantic

  • Tuesday, March 12th 2019 - 09:11 UTC

    Royal Marine rows across the Atlantic, Portugal to Cayenne, in sixty days

    Spencer set out on January 9 from Portimao, Portugal, but was forced to stop for four days in Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, to repair his navigation system.

    A Royal Marine who lost a leg in an accident has completed the fastest unsupported solo row across the Atlantic, sending a powerful message that no person should be defined by their disability. Lee Spencer, 49, finished the epic voyage in 60 days, breaking the able-bodied crossing record by 36 days. In doing so he became the first physically disabled person to row from continent to continent.

  • Saturday, November 17th 2018 - 12:57 UTC

    Ocean Infinity will charge for finding the submarine

    The contract has the peculiarity that the American company would not receive compensation for not finding the submarine

    The US ship operator company that found the remains of ARA San Juan, Ocean Infinity on Thursday will receive USD 7,500,000, as indicated in the contract signed with the Argentine State.

  • Saturday, November 17th 2018 - 06:19 UTC

    It's official: ARA San Juan has been found 800 meters deep; next challenge: can she be lifted?

    In the early hours of Saturday morning the ARA San Juan has been found. She rests 800 meters deep in the South Atlantic.

    The Argentine Navy confirmed early Saturday morning that the missing ARA San Juan submarine which disappeared in the South Atlantic on 15 November a year ago, with a crew of 44, has been found. The discovery was also announced by the Argentine Defense ministry and the United States company, Ocean Infinity, leading the search for the vessel, and it happens exactly one year and one day after all contact was lost with the vessel sailing from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego to its base in Mar del Plata.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 08:14 UTC

    US Navy resurrecting Second Fleet to patrol US coast and north Atlantic

    The fleet oversaw the blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, rescued Americans in Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury in October 1983

    With tensions between NATO and Russia rising, the U.S. military is resurrecting a fleet to patrol the Atlantic Ocean and help respond to global contingencies. The U.S. Second Fleet will provide forces along the U.S. coast and in the northern Atlantic Ocean, according to Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, who made the announcement Friday during a change of command ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia.