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uribe 121Is an ongoing long term project including a ship cemetery with a planned 4 wrecks, a tribute to the Titanic, an underwater “Pre-Columbian Atlantis” and a sculpture Garden.

The Underwater Park where Uribe 121 was sunken, measures approximately 50 Ha. (Approximately 125 acres).

Ocean Going Patrol Uribe 121 wreck is the first component of the ship cemetery, was sunken on November 21, 2015 at Bahía El Descanso at 32° 15´ 45” LN and 116°  56´ 03” LW, in approximately 95 ft of sea water.

Its main characteristics were: overall length 67.00 m (219 feet 10 inches), beam 10.5 m (34 feet 6 inches) and a height of 5.5 m (18 feet), main propulsion of two diesel engines, armed with a 40 mm Bofors Breda cannon and a Bolkow helicopter, belonged to the first generation of ocean going patrols with heliport and helicopter, she had a crew of 54.

On the evening of November 27, 2011, a fire irreversibly damaged the Command Bridge, Bridge Roof Deck, Battery room, air conditioning room and cabins, leaving Uribe 121 incapacitated, is was inspected to assess if she could return to service and declared damaged beyond repair due to the high cost.

Later, after removing all usable components, as a non-self-propelled hull ex Uribe 121, she was donated to the people of Playas de Rosarito.

Ex Ocean Patrol Uribe 121 was released in a Bailment agreement from the Municipality of Playas de Rosarito to Fundación de Arrecifes Artificiales de Baja California, A.C. (Artificial Reefs Foundation of Baja California), to be used as refuge of marine life in the coasts of Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, as part of Rosarito Underwater Park, the first Artificial Reef of Northwest Mexico, the later a project lead by the Foundation and Baja California Divers, A.C.

The hull was received in July 2013, by representatives of Playas de Rosarito Municipality, with principals of CCDER and Baja California Divers, in Manzanillo Colima.

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