burnt-out tanker 'Miraflores', 1963
Italian-owned, Panama-registered oil tanker "Miraflores" (20,776 tons gross, built 1956 or 1958 - sources differ - in Genoa) laid up at Antwerp in June 1963. On 25th February 1963 she caught fire following a collision with the Houlder Bros. tanker "Abadesa" in the Westerschelde; several lives were lost. I cannot find any details of her subsequent history, but the "Abadesa" herself (as the "Emir Man" after several changes of ownership & name) caught fire after an explosion off Dubai in 1986 & had to be scrapped.
Picture added on 29 March 2013 at 08:14