Reefer III

During our recent trip to Colón on the Caribbean/Atlantic side of Panamá we noticed this rusting ship on the shorefront.

Reefer III, Colón, Panamá


I found out a little information about it today coincidentally, including its name, Reefer III. Apparently it has gone up in smoke and is burning as I type. It seems a gang of men were working inside the ship and some sparks ignited fuel in the engine room. Los bomberos – the Fire Brigade – arrived on the scene and could not extinguish the fire. So on it burns, seemingly. My Spanish is still pretty ropey and I attempted to translate this from the tvn Panama website, so may be missing some salient details!
Here is a link to that website which includes a video of the ship burning.

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