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Montevideo, May 22nd 2019 - 09:32 UTC


  • Friday, September 21st 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands could allow floating hotels for oil industry workers

    The floating barge would be anchored in Stanley Harbor

    An outline planning application submitted to the Falkland Islands Government, FIG, is seeking approval in principle for the siting of a floating accommodation barge in Stanley Harbor.

  • Tuesday, August 21st 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Falklands plans to adopt the UK Port Marine Safety Code in the maritime sector

    The Falkland Islands government will strengthen the management structure and chain of command for FIPASS

    The Falkland Islands government has reported it is working with partners to strengthen the existing safety management system at FIPASS, and is looking at moving towards the adoption of the UK Port Marine Safety Code to improve the standards of safety in the maritime sector. Additionally FIG has engaged with a marine consultancy to commission works to safely vent the remaining sealed ballast tanks at FIPASS.

  • Friday, February 2nd 2018 - 07:45 UTC

    Falklands government requests proposals for a future port facility

     FIPASS dates back to 1984 and is nearing its operational end, not beyond 2021

    The Falkland Islands government, FIG, is requesting proposals for a future port facility since the current structure, dating back to 1984 and which has had its useful life patched up and extended several times, is nearing its operational end.

  • Friday, November 24th 2017 - 08:02 UTC

    Falklands receives port of Vigo experts to address port potential and development

    Port Authority Director Beatriz Colunga and Development Chief Ana Ulloa said the visit was set up via FIG Representative in London Sukey Cameron OBE (Pic PN)

    A delegation of two technicians from the Spanish Port of Vigo are visiting the Falkland Islands with the aim of offering their informed opinions on potential port development. The Falklands has a close business relationships with the port as a result of long term joint business ventures with Spanish fishing companies, and the new Falklands longliner CFL Hunter was built there.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 06:56 UTC

    Value-added South Georgia Toothfish promoted at the world's largest food service trade show

    The show in Chicago is an essential destination for over 45,000 buyers representing the USA’s burgeoning food service sector.

    Falkland Islands local company Georgia Seafoods Ltd joined food and beverage companies from 110 countries and all 50 states to exhibit at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show held in Chicago last weekend. The show is an essential destination for over 45,000 buyers representing the USA’s burgeoning food service sector.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2017 - 08:37 UTC

    Falklands begins process for new port facilities to support economic growth

    The Executive Council approved a temporary, immediate augmentation of FIPASS capacity, at least until the end of 2018.

    The Falkland Islands has approved the commencement of work that will lead to the delivery of new port facilities to support economic growth into the next decade. According to a release from the Falklands elected government, the new work will build on the substantial previous studies completed in 2012 and 2014, which investigated the viability of various sites, and resources are expected to be allocated during the 2017/18 budget process.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 16:34 UTC

    Argentine yacht rescued by Falklands en route back to Mar del Plata

    “La Sanmartiniana” is finally en route to Puerto Deseado in Santa Cruz province with a crew of five. (Pic by M. Pole-Evans)

    The Argentine yacht “La Sanmartiniana”, which had been spotted and rescued, abandoned in the high seas, October 2015 by a Falklands Fisheries Protection patrol finally left the Islands on Sunday morning 27 November and is in route to Mar del Plata with a stop in Puerto Deseado, reported Robert King, Falkland Islands government Collector of Customs, Registar of Ships, Shipping Master, Receiver of Wreck and Admiralty Marshal.

  • Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 07:20 UTC

    Le Boreal cruise passengers will be leaving Falklands over the weekend

    Compagnie du Ponant announced arrangements for two charter flights to the Falklands in order for the crew and passengers to return home.

    The Falkland Islands Government confirmed on Friday that travel arrangements are now in place for the crew and passengers who were evacuated from the stranded cruise Le Boreal on Wednesday 18th November, to return home. Two flights have been coordinated, one departing Saturday and the following on Sunday.

  • Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 22:30 UTC

    Falklands' cruise rescue operation live-tested and successfully completed

    RAF Sea King helicopter winching passengers to safety from the cruise ship Le Boreal (Pic MoD)

    Passengers and crew forced to abandon a cruise ship due to a fire in the engine room causing loss of power, were all safe and without injury in Stanley yesterday morning. This followed a complex rescue and care mission comprising British Forces from Mount Pleasant, Government emergency services, the ship’s agents Sulivan Shipping and with support from local farmers.

  • Monday, October 19th 2015 - 06:40 UTC

    Falklands' salvage of La Sanmartiniana, triggered minor air incident, reports Argentine media

    La Sanmartiniana flying the colors of La Campora

    The loss of the Argentine yacht La Sanmartiniana which was abandoned and left adrift in the South Atlantic, but is currently moored in the Falklands as part of a salvage effort, led to a minor air incident according to Clarin when an RAF Typhoon from MPA warned a private search plane it was approaching Falkland Islands jurisdiction.