The corvette Spore also remains immobilized in a port in Africa
November 16, 2012
Tied for 37 days at the port of Cape Town, South Africa, following an electrical failure, the situation of the corvette Spore increasingly resembles the sufferings of the frigate Libertad.
The German company MTU, which holds the concession for the repairs of the six corvettes of the Navy, has not sent staff to fix the flaws of the three generators that stopped working on October 10 because Argentina has debts from previous work, as La Nacion published in Friday’s editions.
The newspaper revealed that the Spore corvette remains immobilized, with 110 crewmembers on board in the Simon’s Town naval base, and “until the count is not zero, MTU will not do anything. They want the money up front,” revealed a source in the Navy”.
The newspaper reported that the German company, before setting to work, demanding payment of the debt, the amount of which was not revealed, and the advanced collection of this repair, estimated at $ 450,000.
Through its official spokesman, however, the Navy denied the existence of a debt.