Cargo dhow loaded with cars sank off Oman coast

An Indian cargo dhow, with 11 crew members on board, sunk off the coast of Jalan Bani Bu Ali province, Oman, in the morning Aug 27. All crew members were rescued by Omani fishermen. Dhow was on its way from Sharjah, UAE, to Al Mukalla port, Yemen, and was carrying 69 vehicles, food stuff, tyres and engine oils. Dhow developed heavy list and understood to capsize and sink, due to cargo shift. Vessel is not listed in international databases, it’s a regional cargo dhow, engaged in coastal trade.

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