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Photographer:Maxi Alonso [View profile]Title:ASTRAVALENTINAAdded:Mar 16, 2020
Captured:December 18, 2019IMO:7357309Hits:1,095
Location:La Plata, Argentina
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
La Plata Port- Argentina

1978. Launched - Named "CIUDAD DE TIGRE". (Flag Argentina)

1982. Transferred to "Astramar Compañía Argentina de Navegación". Renamed ASTRAVALENTINA. (Flag Argentina)

1992. 10 de Noviembre. Transferido al Comando de Transportes Navales. (L O A V). (Argentina)

1992. Transferred to Argentinian navy for mecrchant cargo service

2005. Moored for scrap in that place.

2020. Still waiting for being scrapped
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Ciudad De Tigre (Until 1982 May)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:16,699 tons
Summer DWT:25,750 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1982
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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marce on Mar 18, 2020 06:08 (2 months ago)
We, seafarers, love those vessels where we have sailed. And this is an extremely sad picture of a vessel where I saled during about three years including a trip as Master. For sure, the best years of my sea career, sharing my days on board with an excellent crew. At least, she will end her life in the same river waters were she was born.
Maxi Alonso on Mar 17, 2020 15:15 (2 months ago)
Hi pieter. I undertand now what you say.
This ships are not involved with Rio Santiago Shipyard. They are moored close to it in the same port, but off it.
The google map position of the mooring site is: -34.844983,-57.890057
pieter melissen on Mar 17, 2020 14:26 (2 months ago)
Hi Maxi: Cradle to Cradle means roughly that something starts its live and ends it in the same place. It is rare these days that a shipyard gets involved in scrapping their own products after they have finished their useful live. They mostly end up on beach somewhere in Asia.
Maxi Alonso on Mar 17, 2020 12:46 (2 months ago)
Hello pieter. What do you mean with the expresion "cradle to cradle". I can´t find an sapnish traslate jaja.
The shipyard is working nowaday. step by step but undergoing. The main problem is Political. The shipyar belong to the State goverment, not private owner, with the budget limitation it imply.
Nowadya, Eva Peron is afloat finishing the cargo deck, and Juana Azurduy is still under build.

On the right of the photo can be seen two Patrol Ships under build for the argetinian navy.
Acording to the facebook site, they do some ship repairs, mostly navy ships, and hidraulic proyects for the goverment.
pieter melissen on Mar 17, 2020 07:38 (2 months ago)
Thanks Maxi, so this is really from cradle to cradle. Is the shipyard still in anyway operational? I was on a boat tour in 1998 with the La Plata Port authority and by then it looked already abandoned, although there were some ships lying around, a Russian dredger and a Korean fishing boat.
Maxi Alonso on Mar 17, 2020 00:22 (2 months ago)
Hello Pieter. Yes, it´s close. Just in front of Rio Santiago Shipyard.
Hello Matty. Just like you say, in front of her is her sister ship, Astrafederico.
MattyBoy on Mar 16, 2020 18:24 (2 months ago)
I wonder if that's her sister behind.
MattyBoy on Mar 16, 2020 18:23 (2 months ago)
Nice photo - wrecks are always interesting. Do you think her engine has seized? I bet you could start it up still if it is a reputable engine.
pieter melissen on Mar 16, 2020 17:59 (2 months ago)
Is this close to the shipyard?
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