List of hostile incidents at the Argentine border
This is a list of hostile incidents at the Argentine border. This timeline does not include events from the 1982 Falklands War.
- 9 June 1958: The Argentine Navy shelled and destroyed a Chilean lighthouse in the unpopulated Snipe islet in the Beagle Channel, during the Snipe incident.
- 6 November 1965: The Argentine Gendarmerie killed Chilean Carabineros' Lieutenant Hernán Merino Correa during the Laguna del Desierto incident.
- 28 September 1966: 20 young Argentines from the extreme left-wing Condor group hijacked an airliner and forced the pilot to fly to Stanley, Falkland Islands. Some islanders were taken hostage.
- October 1966: A group of Argentine naval special forces conducted covert landings in the Falklands from the submarine ARA Santiago del Estero (S-12).
- 29 November 1967: The Chilean torpedo boat Quidora (PTF-82) was shelled by the Argentine Navy from Ushuaia.
- 4 February 1976: The Argentine destroyer ARA Almirante Storni fired warning shots at the RRS Shackleton.
- 3 and 4 October 1977: The Argentine Navy shelled and captured the Russian trawler Prokopyevsk and the Bulgarian Ofelia and Aurelia off Puerto Madryn. Three Argentine sailors died from drowning and one Bulgarian sailor was wounded.
- 19 October 1984: According to the Chilean Ministry of Defense, the Argentine Army fired eight rounds at a Chilean lighthouse at Punta Gusanos, near Puerto Williams.
- 28 May 1986: The Argentine Mantilla-class patrol vessel Prefecto Derbes shelled and sunk the Chian-der 3. Two Taiwanese fishermen were killed; four others were injured.
- 5 July 1991: The British trawler Pict, which had been part of the British Task Force in the Falklands War as an auxiliary minesweeper, was captured by the patrol boat Azopardo, from the Argentine Naval Prefecture.
- 1995: According to British reports, the Argentine corvette ARA Granville harassed seven trawlers and illuminated RFA Diligence with her radar.
- 5 February 2000: The Argentine corvette ARA Spiro shelled and captured the Taiwanese trawler Hou Chun 101 off Gulf San Jorge.
- 12 June 2002: The Argentine Naval Prefecture's patrol boat Thompson shelled and damaged the Russian squid trawler Odoyevsk off Puerto Madryn.
- 11 February 2004: The Argentine corvette ARA Drummond shelled and sunk the Taiwanese trawler Jim Chin Tsai off Comodoro Rivadavia.
- 15 March 2004: The icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar entered a maritime area designated as conservation zones under the jurisdiction of the Falkland Islands and issued demands for other ships to identify themselves.
- 20 February 2006: The British squid trawler John Cheek was seized by the patrol boat Prefecto Fique from the Argentine Naval Prefecture.
Michael A. Morris stated that Argentina's use of force against Chile and the United Kingdom has been "the exception rather than the rule", and that some of the hostile acts or armed incidents appear to have been caused by zealous local commanders, and not as the result of a widespread strategy.
- "5 February 1976". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (House of Commons). col. 1414–1417.
- The Forgotten Few of the Falklands, by Rob Hoole. The Naval Review, November 2007 (Vol 95 Nº 4)
- Buques Pesqueros extranjeros capturados por los Guardacostas Clase “Halcón” de la PNA (1985–2013), by Mariano Agostini
- Falkland Islands Information Portal – Time Line, by Jason Lewis. 28 November 2006
- Falklanders anger over "Almirante Irízar" incident MercoPress, 23 March 2004
- Argentina 'arrests' British squid trawler, by Oliver Balch. The Telegraph, 26 February 2006
- Michael A. Morris (1989). The Strait of Magellan. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7923-0181-3. Retrieved 20 June 2013.