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Argentinean Navy corvette ARA ESPORA allided with mt SATURN: UPDATE

June 2, 2016 at 04:58 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Argentinean Navy corvette ARA ESPORA allided with anchored freighter in Puerto Belgrano Naval Base area, on Charlie anchorage in Bahia Blanca estuary, south of Buenos Aires, Argentine. Accident took place on June 1 or earlier, corvette drifted onto freighter after corvette’s anchor dragged. ARA ESPORA suffered serious damages portside, as can be seen on photo. No information on freighter and her damages available, probably it was a tanker.
Argentinean Navy corvette ARA ESPORA (P-41), built 1982, displacement 1790 tons, speed 27 knots, crew 93, armament missiles, guns, torpedoes.

UPDATE JUNE 3:
According to all available data, ARA ESPORA allided with anchored chemical tanker SATURN, tanker also suffered serious damages, said to be in need of repairs. As of 0600 UTC June 3, tanker was in the same position, anchored off Puerto Belgrano.

Argentinean Navy corvette ARA ESPORA allided with mt SATURN: UPDATE

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