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Photographer:jackosan [View profile]Title:MIRAFLORESAdded:Dec 30, 2018
Location:Antwerp, Belgium
Photo Category: Casualties
Burnt-out tanker “Miraflores” at Antwerp, June 1963
Owner: Italian
Flag: Panama
Gross tons: 20,776
Builder: Ansaldo Cantiere Navale, Sestri Ponente, Italy
Completed 1958
February 26 1963: collided with British tanker “Abadesa” (13,571 tons gross, owned by Furness-Houlder Argentine Lines Ltd., London) in the Westerschelde & subsequently gutted by fire with the loss of 9 lives.
One report says that she was rebuilt, returned to service & scrapped in 1974.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Pericles Halcoussis (Until 1972 Jan)
- Miraflores (Until 1964 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:20,776 tons
Summer DWT:32,792 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1956
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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pieter melissen on Dec 30, 2018 07:37 (3 months ago)
She was indeed repaired, renamed Pericles Halcoussis and traded under this name until 1972, when she became Geros. She arrived at Kaohsiung 10/09/1974 for breaking. I have added the IMO number.
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