In a move meant to convey the seriousness of the issue, the Royal Navy has deployed one of it’s SSN’s to the Falkland Islands. The deployment of the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine HMS Sceptre will reinforce RN vessels already patrolling the territorial waters and supporting British interests in the vicinity.
From The Sun:
Sources said that the presence of Sceptre around the Falklands is hoped to be enough to dampen the ambitions of Argentina – which still lays claim to the British islands.
Details of the submarine’s deployment came as speculation soared that British firm Desire Petroleum has struck oil, sending its share price sky-high.
Desire – the first company to explore there – is expected to announce next week whether it has had success.