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Featured Red Sea Wreck – Al Salam Petrarca 90

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Al Salam Petrarca 90

Today’s featured wreck is the Al Salam Petrarca 90. A Roll On/Roll Off PAX-ferry originally known as Petrarca.

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On 22 June 2002, the Al Salam Petrarca 90 departed Dubah, KSA when a fire broke out onboard the ship shortly afterwards. The ship was able to evacuate the passengers before the ship sank. 1 reported casualty and 10 injured in the incident.

In 2006 the ship was salvaged and sold as scrap to an undisclosed buyer (possibly India or Pakistan). Reports dated 17 July indicate that 7650 tons of metal were recovered and sold at $315 USD per ton.

Learn more at: http://www.redseawreckproject.com/red-sea-shipwreck-database/a/al-salam-petrarca-90/

 

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The Red Sea Wreck Project is a non-profit venture whose aim is to research, search and catalogue the shipwrecks of the Red Sea. The project is a joint venture between – Tekdeep, rEvo Rebreathers, DiveMedia, The Scuba News and The Equalizer Magazine. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/the-red-sea-wreck-project/

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