General News

The Argentinian Type 42 Destroyer ARA Santísima Trinidad , a veteran of the Falklands War (was the warship that landed the first military forces — 84 marines and a team of divers — which started the 1982 Falklands War) has capsized whilst alongside in the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base  about 430 miles south of Buenos Aires (HERE for a map)


The destroyer, which was retired from active service in 2004, took on water at the Puerto Belgrano naval base after a six-inch pipe burst, the navy said.

The minister later said, however, that he was surprised that the ship sank quickly while it was moored at the port.

First it started listing, he said. “So the breakdown must have been major, or someone opened a value to sink it,” he said.

Have a look HEREHERE and HERE for some newspaper reports on the story.