Collision of the ore carrier NICETO DE LARRINAGA with the French Shell tanker SITALA on 23rd September 1961 in the English Channel. She was first towed to Portland and then astern by four Wijsmuller tugs from Portland to IJmuiden. She had a full load of iron ore destined for the steel works at IJmui
Larrinaga's 1959 Short Bros., Sunderland built, NICETO DE LARRINAGA was here photographed by Mike Lennon in process of berthing at Gibraltar before a collision in 1961. She was lengthened in 1964.
Sold to Papalios in 1972, she traded as AEGIS BOUNTY until sold East in 1978 to become CHAR CHUN, the
Larrinaga's 1959 Short Bros., Sunderland built, NICETO DE LARRINAGA, lengthened in 1964 following a collision in 1961, was photographed, probably at Liverpool, by the late R.M.Parsons of Bristol.
Sold to Papalios in 1972, she traded as AEGIS BOUNTY until sold East in 1978 to become CHAR CHUN, then
The Niceto de Larrinaga discharging phosphate from Ocean Island at Lyttelton in June 1962. Built by Short Brothers in 1959 she was lengthened at Belfast in 1964 with the addition of another hold forward of the bridge. On 23 September 1961 she collided with the French tanker Sitala and in April 196
The "Niceto de Larrinaga" discharging phosphates at Lyttelton. She had the misfortune to be the smaller participant in one of the first so called 'radar assisted collisions' when she collided with the French Shell tanker "Sitala" and came off a seious second best with two of her
Series of pics taken of Niceto De Larrinaga at Belfast Aug.`64 - Oct. `64 during `Jumboing`.
This the forebody getting ready for floating out, I had a lot more pics. but these are the only ones I can find now, well it is over 40 years ago!! If you look at my gallery a comparison between before &