P&O scrap visit to three Argentine ports as tensions over Falkland Islands grow

Southampton-based cruise ships diverted from Argentina

Southampton-based cruise ships diverted from Argentina

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TWO Southampton-based cruise ships are being forced to divert from Argentina as tensions over the Falkland Islands grow.

P&O has scrapped visits to three Argentine ports after the country failed to guarantee permission for their ships to dock there if they had been to the Falklands.

The Southampton-based company have now stopped their ships Arcadia and Adonia from docking there during their round-the-world cruises.

A P&O spokesman said: “As a British cruise company we cannot allow ourselves to be the subject of any political dispute or put our customers and crew into any situation where their enjoyment may be compromised.

“With this in mind, we have had to take the difficult decision to remove all Argentinian ports of call from the itinerary.”

The ships will now not dock in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia.

It comes as tensions over the islands continue between London and Buenos Aires.

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has stepped up her campaign to get Prime Minister David Cameron to hand over the Falkland Islands and a referendum of the 3,000 islanders is set for March.

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3:06pm Sat 12 Jan 13

J.P.M says...

Send the guy from giddings - he'll give them a scare.
Send the guy from giddings - he'll give them a scare. J.P.M
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3:30pm Sat 12 Jan 13

EarlyRiser says...

Surely you are only diverted from something if you are already enroute.
P & O cancel, yes, diverted, no, crap journalism and very poor basic english.... usual echo standards
Surely you are only diverted from something if you are already enroute. P & O cancel, yes, diverted, no, crap journalism and very poor basic english.... usual echo standards EarlyRiser
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4:25pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Dave of Dibden says...

By not going to Argentine ports it not causing any problems for the shipping line but depriving the Argies. of much needed money from visitors, good, stay away and let their economy flounder even more.
By not going to Argentine ports it not causing any problems for the shipping line but depriving the Argies. of much needed money from visitors, good, stay away and let their economy flounder even more. Dave of Dibden
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5:30pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Inform Al says...

About time we stopped buying Argie corned beef.
About time we stopped buying Argie corned beef. Inform Al
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5:43pm Sat 12 Jan 13

soton1980 says...

Well done P&O! Nice to see the Argies getting a taste of their own medicine.
Well done P&O! Nice to see the Argies getting a taste of their own medicine. soton1980
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5:56pm Sat 12 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.
Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian. kingnotail
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5:56pm Sat 12 Jan 13

MGRA says...

Argentinian wine is still being sold in the UK.. WHY ? its disgusting anyway but who is buying this.... send the message to the war-mongering prostitute and boycott her countries products completely.....
Argentinian wine is still being sold in the UK.. WHY ? its disgusting anyway but who is buying this.... send the message to the war-mongering prostitute and boycott her countries products completely..... MGRA
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6:02pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Inform Al says...

kingnotail wrote:
Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.
Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.[/p][/quote]Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies) Inform Al
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6:06pm Sat 12 Jan 13

MGRA says...

I think the stupid cow should give Argentina back to the indigineous native american indians... then we can negotiate with them as to wether they want the Falkland islands of not...
I think the stupid cow should give Argentina back to the indigineous native american indians... then we can negotiate with them as to wether they want the Falkland islands of not... MGRA
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6:08pm Sat 12 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

Inform Al wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.
Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)
I really couldn't care what a load of pathetic flag-waving colonial relics think to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.[/p][/quote]Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)[/p][/quote]I really couldn't care what a load of pathetic flag-waving colonial relics think to be honest. kingnotail
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6:53pm Sat 12 Jan 13

The Wickham Man says...

kingnotail wrote:
Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.
And what about the Falklanders for a start? Nobody is forcing them to stay are they? But they do. Because they want to. What if you were born and raised there, your home is there, your family are there, your kids are there? your friends and everything you know is there? Does that count for nothing? What you have suggested puts you on a par with Stalin.
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.[/p][/quote]And what about the Falklanders for a start? Nobody is forcing them to stay are they? But they do. Because they want to. What if you were born and raised there, your home is there, your family are there, your kids are there? your friends and everything you know is there? Does that count for nothing? What you have suggested puts you on a par with Stalin. The Wickham Man
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6:57pm Sat 12 Jan 13

BritBob says...

The 3,000 Falkland Islanders have the right to self determination under the UN Charter - this is something the secretary General Ban Ki-Moon confirmed back in November. Argentina, again, is acting as the 'bully'. Does Canada have a problem with St. Pierre & Miquelon? Does the Dominican Republic have a problem with Puerto Rico? Does Morocco have a problem with the Canary Islands. The answer is no in each case so why does Argentina have a problem with the Falkland Islands - the islands are 400 miles away from its coast, so what is the problem. Perhaps the answer is that most Argentines have been brought up with a diet of propaganda and lies about the history of the islands - British since 1765 . Argentine politiciansd are always quick to use the 'Great Malvinas Lie' when their economy is about to falter - and falter it will when the IMF drop the red card on them for producing inaccutare information on GDP and inflation. Argentine government inflation = 10% but independent analysts believe the figure is over 25%. Bring on the red card penalties.

www.falklandshistory
.org/
The 3,000 Falkland Islanders have the right to self determination under the UN Charter - this is something the secretary General Ban Ki-Moon confirmed back in November. Argentina, again, is acting as the 'bully'. Does Canada have a problem with St. Pierre & Miquelon? Does the Dominican Republic have a problem with Puerto Rico? Does Morocco have a problem with the Canary Islands. The answer is no in each case so why does Argentina have a problem with the Falkland Islands - the islands are 400 miles away from its coast, so what is the problem. Perhaps the answer is that most Argentines have been brought up with a diet of propaganda and lies about the history of the islands - British since 1765 . Argentine politiciansd are always quick to use the 'Great Malvinas Lie' when their economy is about to falter - and falter it will when the IMF drop the red card on them for producing inaccutare information on GDP and inflation. Argentine government inflation = 10% but independent analysts believe the figure is over 25%. Bring on the red card penalties. www.falklandshistory .org/ BritBob
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7:42pm Sat 12 Jan 13

J.P.M says...

Over time we have had to return most of the "great" british land thefts. Only gibralter and the falklands left.....
Lets cut the pain, and get it over with.
Over time we have had to return most of the "great" british land thefts. Only gibralter and the falklands left..... Lets cut the pain, and get it over with. J.P.M
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7:55pm Sat 12 Jan 13

forest hump says...

J.P.M wrote:
Over time we have had to return most of the "great" british land thefts. Only gibralter and the falklands left.....
Lets cut the pain, and get it over with.
You will have herds of fans in the Falklands! Let them decide, not someone who would be totally unaffected.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Over time we have had to return most of the "great" british land thefts. Only gibralter and the falklands left..... Lets cut the pain, and get it over with.[/p][/quote]You will have herds of fans in the Falklands! Let them decide, not someone who would be totally unaffected. forest hump
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8:06pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Inform Al says...

kingnotail wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.
Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)
I really couldn't care what a load of pathetic flag-waving colonial relics think to be honest.
You appear to be one of Mrs Thorpes bigoted inbred cretins. The lawful inhabitants of the Falklands are descendants of the people who emigrated there after the British gumment PURCHASED the islands from the Dutch, who had won them from the Spanish. They have NEVER belonged to Argentina and there has been no colonialism since the Spanish ownershjp. The previous inhabitants included no human beings
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.[/p][/quote]Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)[/p][/quote]I really couldn't care what a load of pathetic flag-waving colonial relics think to be honest.[/p][/quote]You appear to be one of Mrs Thorpes bigoted inbred cretins. The lawful inhabitants of the Falklands are descendants of the people who emigrated there after the British gumment PURCHASED the islands from the Dutch, who had won them from the Spanish. They have NEVER belonged to Argentina and there has been no colonialism since the Spanish ownershjp. The previous inhabitants included no human beings Inform Al
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8:08pm Sat 12 Jan 13

J.P.M says...

Inform Al wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.
Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)
I really couldn't care what a load of pathetic flag-waving colonial relics think to be honest.
You appear to be one of Mrs Thorpes bigoted inbred cretins. The lawful inhabitants of the Falklands are descendants of the people who emigrated there after the British gumment PURCHASED the islands from the Dutch, who had won them from the Spanish. They have NEVER belonged to Argentina and there has been no colonialism since the Spanish ownershjp. The previous inhabitants included no human beings
Dutch...Spanish...pu
rchased????

How can you justify this pre-victorian madness??

And what in a gumment?
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.[/p][/quote]Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)[/p][/quote]I really couldn't care what a load of pathetic flag-waving colonial relics think to be honest.[/p][/quote]You appear to be one of Mrs Thorpes bigoted inbred cretins. The lawful inhabitants of the Falklands are descendants of the people who emigrated there after the British gumment PURCHASED the islands from the Dutch, who had won them from the Spanish. They have NEVER belonged to Argentina and there has been no colonialism since the Spanish ownershjp. The previous inhabitants included no human beings[/p][/quote]Dutch...Spanish...pu rchased???? How can you justify this pre-victorian madness?? And what in a gumment? J.P.M
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8:12pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Inform Al says...

J.P.M wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.
Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)
I really couldn't care what a load of pathetic flag-waving colonial relics think to be honest.
You appear to be one of Mrs Thorpes bigoted inbred cretins. The lawful inhabitants of the Falklands are descendants of the people who emigrated there after the British gumment PURCHASED the islands from the Dutch, who had won them from the Spanish. They have NEVER belonged to Argentina and there has been no colonialism since the Spanish ownershjp. The previous inhabitants included no human beings
Dutch...Spanish...pu

rchased????

How can you justify this pre-victorian madness??

And what in a gumment?
Yes, I was correct. Your ignorance is outstanding.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.[/p][/quote]Actually the Bennies do like living there, why should they be uprooted just because the Argies want the oil supplies in their waters. Oh dear I forgot we are not supposed to call them Bennies anymore, they are to be called Stills (still Bennies)[/p][/quote]I really couldn't care what a load of pathetic flag-waving colonial relics think to be honest.[/p][/quote]You appear to be one of Mrs Thorpes bigoted inbred cretins. The lawful inhabitants of the Falklands are descendants of the people who emigrated there after the British gumment PURCHASED the islands from the Dutch, who had won them from the Spanish. They have NEVER belonged to Argentina and there has been no colonialism since the Spanish ownershjp. The previous inhabitants included no human beings[/p][/quote]Dutch...Spanish...pu rchased???? How can you justify this pre-victorian madness?? And what in a gumment?[/p][/quote]Yes, I was correct. Your ignorance is outstanding. Inform Al
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8:17pm Sat 12 Jan 13

J.P.M says...

Why? Because I am able to tell right from wrong?
Why? Because I am able to tell right from wrong? J.P.M
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10:20pm Sat 12 Jan 13

peachy1 says...

Don't anyone kid themselves it's not about sovereignty it's about gas and oil

As for the Argies bring it on they don't like us they want a scrap again so lets give it to them they didnt learn the lesson did they
Don't anyone kid themselves it's not about sovereignty it's about gas and oil As for the Argies bring it on they don't like us they want a scrap again so lets give it to them they didnt learn the lesson did they peachy1
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11:03pm Sat 12 Jan 13

J.P.M says...

peachy1 wrote:
Don't anyone kid themselves it's not about sovereignty it's about gas and oil

As for the Argies bring it on they don't like us they want a scrap again so lets give it to them they didnt learn the lesson did they
sad little girl - computer war games are not what really happens.
[quote][p][bold]peachy1[/bold] wrote: Don't anyone kid themselves it's not about sovereignty it's about gas and oil As for the Argies bring it on they don't like us they want a scrap again so lets give it to them they didnt learn the lesson did they[/p][/quote]sad little girl - computer war games are not what really happens. J.P.M
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12:09am Sun 13 Jan 13

Ayrton1 says...

soton1980 wrote:
Well done P&O! Nice to see the Argies getting a taste of their own medicine.
Well said
[quote][p][bold]soton1980[/bold] wrote: Well done P&O! Nice to see the Argies getting a taste of their own medicine.[/p][/quote]Well said Ayrton1
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2:05am Sun 13 Jan 13

Inform Al says...

J.P.M wrote:
Why? Because I am able to tell right from wrong?
Actually the reverse, pillock.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Why? Because I am able to tell right from wrong?[/p][/quote]Actually the reverse, pillock. Inform Al
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2:10am Sun 13 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

kingnotail wrote:
Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.
Reading your comments on various forums in the Echo, is there anywhere you actually like?
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: Who'd want to live in the grim far south Atlantic anyway? Turn the Falklands into an international nature reserve with no permanent human population, British or Argentinian.[/p][/quote]Reading your comments on various forums in the Echo, is there anywhere you actually like? Pikey-Biker
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2:10am Sun 13 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

J.P.M wrote:
Over time we have had to return most of the "great" british land thefts. Only gibralter and the falklands left.....
Lets cut the pain, and get it over with.
You forgot Northern Ireland
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Over time we have had to return most of the "great" british land thefts. Only gibralter and the falklands left..... Lets cut the pain, and get it over with.[/p][/quote]You forgot Northern Ireland kingnotail
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3:17pm Sun 13 Jan 13

mickey01 says...

i hope it doesnt effect my supply of corned beef !!
i hope it doesnt effect my supply of corned beef !! mickey01
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6:28pm Sun 13 Jan 13

bigal007 says...

income tax was started when we kick the frogs across are fine waters we must have lot of tax now in the bank lets go and kick some argies **** and lets us rule the waves once more lol!!!
income tax was started when we kick the frogs across are fine waters we must have lot of tax now in the bank lets go and kick some argies **** and lets us rule the waves once more lol!!! bigal007
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