Just after 10:30 this morning, the NRP Mondego was seen leaving and will return to its mainland base.
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The former Portuguese Head of State, Ramalho Eanes said today that the case of the 13 soldiers who refused to board the ship Mondego, left him "disgusted." And refused to comment further.....However! He did go on to clarify his point.
The lawyers of the 13 naval personnel whose evidence will be heard tomorrow at the Military Judicial Police in Lisbon claim that "there are indications that evidence has been erased" by the Navy, and are worried that the case may be derailed in their pursuit of the truth.
After the Navy confirmed that all those who refused to undertake a surveillance mission last Saturday night were to be replaced, local newspaper JM, writes that the crew are still in Madeira but will be replaced before the arrival of Admiral Gouveia and Admiral Melo tomorrow.
The crew who refused to leave Funchal Pier and board the NRP Mondego and take part in a surveillance mission tracking a Russian vessel off the north coast of Porto Santo will be removed from their posts.
It was as close to mutiny as you can get when 13 Portuguese naval personnel refused to take part in a naval mission in the Maritime Zone of Madeira. Four NCOs and nine seamen refused to sail due to an engine malfunction of the NRP Mondego, claiming that the ship was seriously damaged.
The Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA) is holding its annual Buzzard and Kite Census on the 1st and 2nd of April. The census aims to assess current population numbers.
With the first real sun in months, it's hardly surprising that so many have flocked to the island's beaches.
The President of the Regional Government officially expressed his pleasure that Madeira is being used as a Star Wars backdrop location.
Madeira is to become the backdrop of the new 'Star Wars' film.
The Porto Santo Line experienced another mechanical failure today, the second so far in less than a month since it returned from its annual service.
"There's only one reason there's no ferry: people don't want to walk." Retorted Luís Miguel de Sousa to PCP leader, Ricardo Lume at today's meeting. The 'boss' of the Sousa Group recalls that "the Regional Government invested three million euros for 12 trips and only 5,000 people booked tickets. "
Miguel Albuquerque believes that by the end of this year, Madeira will be able to offer direct flights to and from Toronto.
A 25-year-old American tourist suffered head injuries from a fall while walking on the Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço.
The IPMA's - Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea website confirms that a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the east coast of Madeira this afternoon at 14:37.