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The Argentinean icebreaker returns to the high seas after 10 years stopped by a fire

The historic icebreaker of the Argentine Navy, Admiral Irízar, which was emblematic of the campaigns in the Antarctic, departed today from Buenos Aires to make its first navigation On the high seas after ten years of being stopped after a fire, officials said.

Buenos Aires, July 4 (EFE) .- The historic icebreaker of the Argentine Navy, Admiral Irízar, which was emblematic of the campaigns in the Antarctic, departed today from Buenos Aires to To make its first navigation on the high seas after ten years stopped after suffering a fire, informed official sources.

"The icebreaker ARA 'Admiral Irízar' will move to the dike Dry in Puerto Belgrano (in the south of the province of Buenos Aires) to verify the systems of the hull, "he said in his official Twitter account the Argentine Ministry of Defense, Julio César Martínez.

The director indicated that this trip is done "to navigate deep waters", a necessary step that navigation must do "before the ice tests" and before Of the return of the ship to the Antarctic naval force of the Argentine Navy.

Until the fire that broke out in the early hours of April 10, 2007, Compartment of generators when the ship was 250 kilometers from the Argentine coast, the ship was directed by Captain Guillermo Tarapow, who practically did not abandon it during The tragedy. The 296 crew members of the icebreakers, who were evacuated without inconvenience, stayed for five to seven hours in lifeboats and two fishermen moved them to the Southern Argentine city of Puerto Madryn.

Since early 2010, the shipyard of the company Tandanor took over the ship so that it could sail again, something that made this Tuesday when he left the Industrial Complex and Naval Argentino to reach the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base.

On April 25, the ship made a test navigation that Used to verify and adjust the systems, equipment and motors in order to check their response to different requirements.

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