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Montevideo, October 31st 2020 - 01:24 UTC

Tag: South Atlantic

  • Tuesday, October 27th 2020 - 08:25 UTC

    Falklands and privateer/pirate captain David Jewett 1820 adventure

    According to historian Dr. Graham Pascoe, Argentina did not instruct Captain David Jewett to take possession of the Falklands

    In response to Argentina’s planned commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the visit to the Falklands by the privateer captain David Jewett in 1820 and his purported “taking of possession” of the Islands for Argentina, historian Graham Pascoe has released the paper ‘David Jewett’s visit to the Falklands, 1820-21: no valid “possession-taking.” Dr. Pascoe notes in his abstract that before David Jewett arrived he had captured a neutral Portuguese ship, and he captured another neutral US ship in the Islands.

  • Monday, October 26th 2020 - 09:10 UTC

    Researcher study of seabird ecosystem shift in the Falklands

    To understand how Falklands' seabirds might cope in a warmer climate, scientists set out to study the history of climate change and ecological changes on Islands

    Roughly 5,000 years ago, seabirds colonized the Falkland Islands in record numbers. The new research – published in the journal Science Advances – suggests the seabirds arrived around the same time that the South Atlantic cooled, and their arrival shifted the ecosystems on the Falkland Islands.

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  • Wednesday, September 30th 2020 - 09:50 UTC

    UK considered building asylum processing centers in Ascension and St Helena

    In the end, it appears that Ms Patel decided not to go ahead with the scheme, however the Home Office made no attempt to deny the idea had been considered.

    British Home Secretary Priti Patel ordered officials to explore plans for building an asylum processing centre on a remote volcanic island in the south Atlantic – more than 4,000 miles from the UK, it has been reported.

  • Monday, September 21st 2020 - 09:09 UTC

    Beware: Chinese company with ten new state of the art planning to operate in SW Atlantic Ocean

    The new vessels are all large-scale squid jigging vessels of 65.16 meters long and with 1,227 gross tonnage

    Pingtan Marine Engineering Ltd., a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China, announced over the weekend that the Company's 10 new squid jigging vessels have left the port of Shidao in Weihai in the morning of September 15 local time and are sailing towards their designated fishing areas in the international waters for operations.

  • Monday, August 31st 2020 - 09:37 UTC

    A Visitor's Guide: Frequently Asked Questions Where is South Georgia?

    King penguins at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. [IAN PARKER, UNSPLASH]

    South Georgia is situated 800 miles SE of the Falkland Islands. The main island of South Georgia is approximately 170 km long and between 2 and 40 km wide and occupies an area of 3,755 km2, more than half of which is permanently ice covered. The coast is rich in wildlife and home to huge collies of penguins, seals and albatross.

  • Saturday, August 22nd 2020 - 08:01 UTC

    South Atlantic Anomaly and Evolving Dent in Earth’s Magnetic Field

    A fairly well-known phenomenon called South Atlantic Anomaly refers to the unusually weak magnetic field over S. America and the southern Atlantic Ocean

    A dent in the protective shield sounds scary for any person, but what are the scientists talking about when they say South Atlantic Anomaly? The researchers from the US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), recently noticed a growing dent in the Earth’s magnetic field over South America. And the news has caught on like wildfire across the digital community.

  • Friday, August 7th 2020 - 09:40 UTC

    Argentina prepares strong diplomatic offensive to recover Falklands' sovereignty

    Foreign minister Solá said that the recovery of full sovereignty exercise over the Malvinas is a State policy and a strong feeling of the Argentine people

    Argentina is planning to intensify its policy to claim sovereignty over the Falklands and other South Atlantic Islands with a road map that contemplates three immediate objectives, reinstate in the Organization of American States the claim, resurface the legal threat against oil companies operating in South Atlantic (Falklands) waters and put pressure on the European Union so that a post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK does not include the Falklands in the list of Overseas Territories.

  • Thursday, August 6th 2020 - 09:50 UTC

    C24 calls on UK and Argentina to resume sovereignty talks on South Atlantic islands

    Argentine foreign minister Solá said “the recovery of full sovereignty exercise over the Malvinas is a State policy and a strong feeling of the Argentine people”

    The United Nations Decolonization Committee, or C24, unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday calling on the UK and Argentina to resume negotiations, so that in the shortest time possible a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty controversy over the Falkllands, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and adjoining maritime spaces.

  • Friday, July 31st 2020 - 09:57 UTC

    Kiwi fishermen back from Falklands, must complete 28 days quarantine before landing

    Longliner San Aoetea II was expected to arrive in Timaru on August 1 after a 55-day round trip, but arrived on Friday morning, ahead of schedule

    The mission to retrieve 15 Kiwi fishermen from the South Atlantic Ocean is almost at an end, with the San Aotea II anchoring off the coast of Timaru, in New Zealand's southern island, a day ahead of schedule.

  • Thursday, July 16th 2020 - 09:32 UTC

    Combined exercise, sea, air and infantry landing, in the Falkland Islands

    As HMS Forth made her way towards Weddell, the RAF’s A400M provided reconnaissance, confirming the route was clear for the ship to dispatch her Pacific 24 sea boats to put the Riflemen ashore. BFSAI

    HMS Forth joined the Army and RAF in a combined exercise in one of the islands in the Falklands. After a busy ‘remembrance season’ in the South Atlantic, which saw the patrol ship retrace the route of ships and troops involved in the 1982 conflict, the second-generation River-class vessel knuckled down to more regular military duties.