May 21, 2013
Argentina willing to take Ghana ship seizure 'to international courts'
The Foreign Ministry is analyzing the possibility of appealing to a international court to achieve the release of Libertad Frigate, which has been detained in a port in Ghana for over ten days due to the claim of a US hedge fund.
Gabriel Fuks, president of the Cascos Blancos Committee insisted that “Argentine is willing to go wherever is necessary” in order to ratify its stance and achieve the release of the Navy’s flagship vessel.
“There are some very strong arguments over the fact that a training ship of this kind can’t be detained. That is why Argentina is willing to take the conflict to courts if necessary. We will take this issue wherever we need to, even if it may take a long time to solve it,” Fuks added.
“The Foreign Ministry’s press release was very harsh on its terms and the President has been closely monitoring the situation. There are two high ranking officials working over there and we are hoping that we can solve the situation from a political stance, ” he concluded.