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in lagos can see name rio canimar but dont have any history on her

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ironically the building at her bow is the sea school
 

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Looks like one of the big Rio Class freezer trawlers built by the Barreras shipyard in Vigo Spain for the Cuban Governmen during 70Thies.
 

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Yes she is one of the Cuban Rio Class super trawlers, her name is "Silver"

Wonder how she ended up there?

Anyone followed the Cuban fleet through the 90 etc? I understand they are intending to reform it.
 

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rio canimar is the old name i can see welded on the bow couldnt get any more detail i was busy steering
 

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Hi, yes I checked LR with the name "rio canimar" came up with Silver as her current name. wonder what she is doing there, how long she has been there?
Is she flooded out? or just grounded?
 

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she is grounded and likely flooded she was just around the corner from where she is now but they pumped out fuel etc. then shed floated around there on a extra high tide, she had a list before too. been there the 3 years i have worked in lagos so unsure how long
 

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A sistership http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile34409/Cuban-Navy-390-Rio-Damuji.htm
 

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would this be her http://www.google.com/mapmaker?hl=en&q=&gw=30&ll=6.429718,3.348963&spn=0.002377,0.00441&z=18&t=k ?
 

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[COLOR="Blue"] While researching another (which was an 'unknown') photo of this vessel on www.shipspotting.com, I found this really good, identified photo of yours, miamivice!
Thanks!
I have researched a bit of her history and will add it below for interest.

Many thanks again, regards, Rick
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Built in 1976 by Astilleros Construcciones S.A., Factoria De Meira, Vigo, Spain (140), 3,888 g.t. & 3,206 dwt., as :-
'Rio Canimar' to 1999,
'Silver' to an unknown date &
'Miracle' since.
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She is one of 26 trawlers of the 'Rio Damuji' type, built at Vigo by two shipyards ( the other being Hijos de J. Barreras SA) between 1975 and 1979, all with names of rivers of Cuba, and for delivery to Flota Cubana de Pesca of Havana, Cuba.

Dimensions:
106.9 X 14.6 X 5.5m ( 351 X 48 X 18 ft.) & bulbous bow.
Engine: 1 12 cylinder vee oil Barreras/Deutz of 4,000 bhp for 14 knots.
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