Ghost ship identified, thanks to Mr. David Hazell, who kindly sent to MB ship’s details – it’s general cargo ship MARIA M, IMO 7604843, dwt 1856, built 1979, present flag and owner unknown, last known flags Tanzania and St. Vincent, owner/manager NORSIA SHIPPING/BATOUL OSMAN. Last known AIS dated 2015, in Salloum area. Vessel doesn’t look like derelict and not in use for a long time, she looks like she’s in working condition. The rest of the story – where are the crew, what happened and what trade she was in, remains a mystery.
Ghost cargo ship beached on Egypt coast, no one on board
Mysterious general cargo ship was found beached on Salloum coast, Egypt, Mediterranean Sea, in the morning Oct 1, by locals. No crew on board, no information on crew’s fate or ship’s status. The ship is not yet identified. She’s resembling Russian river-sea type general cargo vessels, last letter in the name looks like M. Locals suspect mysterious ship could be involved in migrants trafficking.