Tanker tired of waiting broke free and sailed by itself
Local residents and fishermen were startled when they watched an ocean-going ship drifting all by itself downstream on Parana river, between towns of Corrientes and Empedrado. Apparently unmanned and abandoned ship drifted 58 kilometers until she grounded on a sandbank at 1142 kilometer mark. The ship was recognized as a very old newbuild, which broke off her moorings at Corrientes SA shipyard, where she waited to be completed for some 24 years. Keel was laid in 1993, in 2000 all works were frozen, and since then, the ship was patiently awaiting her fate at shipyard berth, until she got tired and decided to demonstrate somehow her protest.
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Tanker UROS Z, length 107 meters, width 14.5 meters, single hull.