Ship with cattle sinks off Ras Al Hadd -INO


Shariqa(INO)-The ship, carrying more than 350 cattle heads, sank due to the strong winds and rough waves.–Supplied photo.

Muscat: An overloaded ship with cattle on board sank near the Ras Al Hadd shore of South Sharqiyah governorate on Saturday afternoon.


According to the information available, the ship, carrying more than 350 cattleheads, sank due to strong winds and rough waves.

All the cattle and the crew were rescued by the residents of Ras Al Hadd. No causalities were reported, an official at the ROP, told the Times of Oman.

Witnesses said that most of the cattle swam to the shore — a sight  that left many amazed.

Sources said the owner of the ship, which was coming from Somalia and heading to United Arab Emirates, is an Emirati national, while the crew comprised Pakistani nationals. The ship turned into a wreckage due to the water that entered its deck.

 Idale News Online, Shariqa.


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