ARA Bouchard Captures Chinese Jigger Illegally Fishing

May 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Argentine Navy under the Ministry of Defense reports that in the early hours of today, ocean patrol ARA “Bouchard” detected and captured a Chinese jigger boat that was fishing illegally within the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The procedure began when the crew of the ocean patrol ARA “Bouchard” detected the jigger “HONG…

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ARA Bouchard on First Sovereignty Patrol

April 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – In coordination with the Naval Prefecture, in order to support the task of the Coast Guard GC-27 “Prefect Fique” and verify the behavior of the fishing vessels in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Argentine Navy highlighted a Grumman S-plane 2 Turbo Tracker belonging to the Anti-submarine Naval Squadron (EA2S). Upon arrival in the…

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ARA Islas Malvinas Quarantined off Puerto Belgrano

March 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – ARA “Islas Malvinas” is anchored before entering the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base, its natural station, as a preventive measure by Covid-19. The unit of the Sea Fleet had sailed from Uhuaia days ago, after having completed the Combined Naval Antarctic Patrol (PANC) carried out in conjunction with the Chilean Navy, which meant three months…

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Refueling the San Martin Base

February 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – As part of the third stage of the Antarctic Summer Campaign 2019/20 and after almost two days of navigation, the icebreaker ARA “Almirante Irizar” arrived yesterday afternoon near the joint San Martin Antarctic base in Margarita Bay and, immediately after, it began its refueling. On Monday the ship had sailed from the joint Antarctic…

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