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alecarnero November 19th, 2012 07:19 AM

Argentinian MEKO Espora broken in SudAfrica
 
Argentinian MEKO Espora have broken 37 days ago , officially Armada Argentina talks that three generators have broken, somebody know about this?? Thanks

jorgedr November 19th, 2012 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by alecarnero (Post 255555)
Argentinian MEKO Espora have broken 37 days ago , officially Armada Argentina talks that three generators have broken, somebody know about this?? Thanks

Well is a pretty well known issue in Argentina (I'm Argentinean but Im not there right now)
The Meko 140 went to South Africa for a exercise and got the issue with the generator, the official word is that German Engineers are working on it, same old tale about goverment neglecting founds for the ship maintenance.

Dodger67 November 19th, 2012 11:49 AM

The ARA Espora suffered a breakdown of one of it's gensets during Excercise Atlasur IX.

Rumour has it that they arrived in South Africa with one of its generators non-functional - the failure of a second one has rendered the ship unseaworthy, thus unable to sail home until at least one is repaired.

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.ph...Sea&Itemid=106

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Systems Adict January 25th, 2013 09:24 AM

Just to add more insult to injury....

Puricelli says Santísima Trinidad sinking, 'possible sabotage' - BuenosAiresHerald.com

From reading the articles & seeing some of the pictures (below), it looks like a main seawater inlet pipe ruptured, flooding the ship, causing it to list, then capsize...

Argentine Defence minister

Cannibalized Falklands

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swerve January 25th, 2013 09:29 AM

Sabotage. :rotfl

What about "many years spent tied up without maintenance, & 25 years of being stripped of parts to keep her sister ship seaworthy"?

Volkodav January 26th, 2013 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by swerve (Post 258387)
Sabotage. :rotfl

What about "many years spent tied up without maintenance, & 25 years of being stripped of parts to keep her sister ship seaworthy"?

The powers that be always find it easier to claim deliberate criminal action on the part of another rather than to addmit incompetence on their own part.


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