ShipSpotting.com
Login: Lost Password? SIGN UP
Ship Photo Search
Photo Search - Advanced Search

UNKNOWN

Full Screen - Add Comment - Bookmark this photo - Edit Info
Get thumbnail code to post in forum, blog or homepage
Photo Details
Photographer:pieter melissen [View profile]Title:UNKNOWNAdded:Dec 29, 2015
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:712
Location:La Plata, Argentina
Photo Category: Mystery Ships
Description:
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.

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1968/05/07/page/8/article/3-tankers-explode-sink

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?
Vessel Identification
Name:N/A
IMO:N/A
Technical Data
Vessel type:-

Additional Information
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
More Of This Ship
Got photos of this ship? Register and Upload them now!
More Of: This Photographer - This Ship

Photo Comments (3)

Comments sorting method :
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.
Please Login to add a comment!

This photo has been shown 712 times since it was added to the site.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved View airplanes live at RadarBox24.com!