Posted on April 12, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie
A ro-ro cargo ship has sunk while anchored in Port Sudan for maintenance.
Shahin started to sink on the 8th April while in a lay-up with four maintenance crew on board.
All attempts to prevent the sinking failed and after two days the ship finally sank on the 10th April. None of the crew were injured.
The ship had been at the Sudan anchorage since April 2016 and had been renamed several times. Reports suggest the problem started with a leak in the hull.
Ro-ro cargo ship SHAHIN, IMO 8207848, GT 4759, built 1984, flag Panama, manager/owner ELITE WAY MARINE SERVICES EST, UAE.