Yearly Archives: 2012

Going ashore in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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Puerto Madryn is situated in Golfo Nuevo which belongs to the Province of Chubut, Argentina, only few km away from the Valdes Peninsula. Almost 15 years ago, all the area including the Valdes Peninsula and the small islands around it, were declared UNESCO heritage and became an important tourist destination for nature and animal lovers from all over the world.

Going ashore in Puerto Deseado, Argentina

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Puerto Deseado belongs to South Patagonia and it is located in the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, where the waters of Deseado River flow into the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a small port in a very beautiful area that was explored by the greatest naturalists and explorers of the world starting with the XVIth century – including Sir Francisc Drake, Charles Darwin and Thomas Cavendish, whose ship, named Desire, gave the name of the territory.

Going ashore in San Antonio Este, Argentina

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The small port of San Antonio Este is situated in the Gulf of San Matias, very close to the northern limit of Patagonia and belongs to the Province of Rio Negro, Argentina. It is one of the smallest ports you will ever see and it can accommodate only one vessel at a time (and few small fishing vessels).The port lacks shore cranes and for this reason unloading and loading of the vessel are operated with vessel’s cranes – which can take a longer time than in the case of big port gantries.

Going ashore in Davao, Philippines

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Davao is the capital of Mindanao Island – situated in the South of Philippines – and it is the second largest city in the country, after Manila, with a population close to 2 million inhabitants. It is one of the largest and busiest ports in the area and, even though its dimensions are small comparing with other Asian ports (from China or Malaysia), it is considered to be one of the ports with the greatest development in the world (during the last years).