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Photographer:pieter melissen [View profile]Title:UNKNOWNAdded:Dec 29, 2015
Location:La Plata, Argentina
Photo Category: Mystery Ships
Unknown wrecks...
I took this picture in 1997 at La Plata, without knowing what it was. I then found out that there had been a massive explosion in May 1968 on board of an YPF tanker (Islas Orcades) lying in the channel.

This affected two other YPF tankers,(Cutral Co and Fray Luis Beltran) which also became a total loss.
Are we looking here at the remnants of one (or more of these ships and if so can a name be attributed to the pieces?
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pieter melissen on Feb 26, 2016 15:31 (3 years ago)
Maxi, just for the record, according to my information the Perito Moreno exploded in June 1984 and not in 1967 (her delivery year).
pieter melissen on Feb 25, 2016 07:37 (3 years ago)
Yes, Maxi, I was there in the laste nineties, as member of a mission of the Port of Rotterdam, to carry out a feasibility study on the development of La Plata Port. I am not sure whether the place was called Dock Sud, but it was the area where I also spotted some product tankers when I was there. So we are not looking at the remains of the three tankers that exploded there in 1968? Cutral Co and two others?
Maxi Alonso on Feb 24, 2016 19:55 (3 years ago)
Is that photo taken in La Plata or Dock Sud, Buenos Aires? In dock sud on 22 de feb 1967 mt Perito Moreno explote while unloading crude oil.
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