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Tag: Mar del Plata

  • Friday, April 19th 2024 - 21:48 UTC

    Dead penguins turn up in Mar del Plata

    These animals usually go in groups. Hence the mass deaths, it was explained

    At least 40 dead penguins were found on the Camet beaches in the northern part of the beach resort and fishing industry hub of Mar del Plata. Experts say that despite its shocking effect on residents these events have been occurring every year as a result of climate change and the ensuing lack of food. The first such appearances date back to “between 2000 and 2005,” it was explained.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2024 - 11:09 UTC

    Bulgarian Navy hands over parts of 1976 Argentine plane crash found in Antarctica

    The retrieved items were handed over during a ceremony onboard the Bulgarian ship

    The Bulgarian Navy's Brothers Cyril and Methodius scientific vessel docked in Mar del Plata this week to hand over pieces of an Argentine Navy aircraft that crashed in Antarctica in 1976 with ten military personnel and a television crewman on board. The items, found on Jan. 15 on Livingston Island, will be taken to a Navy facility in Bahía Blanca to determine if they belong to the twin-engine plane.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    One dead after heavy storm in Argentine beach resort of Miramar

    Buenos Aires Governor Kicillof offered Miramar's mayor the province's help

    An 18-year-old man was killed in the Argentine beach resort of Miramar in the province of Buenos Aires as a tree fell during a wind and hail storm that affected the city on Tuesday, it was reported. He was rushed to a hospital in nearby Mar del Plata for emergency surgery but did not survive.

  • Saturday, October 7th 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    Aerolíneas Argentinas targets Uruguayan market for the summer

    “Aerolíneas Argentinas is committed to federalism,” Ceriani said

    Aerolíneas Argentinas will be offering nonstop seasonal services linking Montevideo with Bariloche and Mar del Plata starting Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 respectively, among other changes for the summer announced by the South American country's flag carrier.

  • Wednesday, September 6th 2023 - 11:09 UTC

    Cargo ship faces fine for sailing between Stanley and Mar del Plata with no Argentine permit

    The Frio Marathon had been operating in Stanley since 2014

    Authorities in the port of Mar del Plata have started administrative proceedings against the Panama-flagged Frio Marathon frozen cargo ship stemming from Stanley in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands without an Argentine permit. The vessel had been sailing the archipelago since 2014 and could now face a high fine, it was explained.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 14:17 UTC

    Mar del Plata breakwater closed due to sea lions dying of bird flu

    Sea lions would contract avian influenza through sick wild birds' excretions, Argentine experts speculate

    Coast Guard and port authorities in the Argentine beach resort of Mar del Plata Saturday closed the South breakwater after the National Service of Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa) confirmed two cases of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5 in sea lions in the area where 4 dead specimens were found.

  • Tuesday, May 2nd 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Schools in Mar del Plata to be named after 1982 war fallen

    Mar del Plata City Council Speaker Marina Sánchez Herrero was very moved when making the announcement

    Public schools and kindergartens in the Argentine beach resort and port of Mar del Plata will be named after local combatants fallen in the 1982 Malvinas War, it was announced Monday. The initiative was approved unanimously by the City Council.

  • Friday, January 27th 2023 - 18:27 UTC

    Federal Court of Appeals okays Mar del Plata offshore oil exploration

    “We celebrate this great news for the country,” Royon said

    The Federal Court of Appeals of Mar del Plata turned down an appeal filed by Mayor Guillermo Montenegro and various environmental organizations to cancel the offshore oil exploration project involving YPF, Equinor, and Shell. The undertaking is expected to yield some US$ 20 billion in exports annually.

  • Monday, November 21st 2022 - 09:05 UTC

    Mar del Plata union requests lifting of measures banning offshore oil drilling

    If offshore hydrocarbon exploration is successful, it will bring on enormous development for Mar del Plata, the union considered

    The Mar del Plata branch of Argentina's General Labor Confederation Union sent a note to the Courts requesting all precautionary measures stopping offshore oil exploration be lifted so that the companies can start working in the North Argentina Basin.

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2022 - 08:39 UTC

    Mar del Plata fishermen go on two-day strike over wage bargaining

    Business owners are willing to negotiate, Frías admitted

    Fishermen of Mar del Plata's deep-sea Monday launched a 48-hour strike in demand of wage increases of up to 100% to cope with Argentina's inflation and after negotiations with the Business Chambers Caabpa and Caipa yielded no results.

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