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Photographer:Bob Scott [View profile]Title:ASWANAdded:Dec 03, 2017
Captured:January 15, 2015IMO:UnavailableHits:1,702
Location:Port Said, Egypt
Photo Category: Ships to be reclassified/waiting identity details
Grain elevator hulk ASWAN at Port Said? Does anyone know any details?
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davidships on Dec 13, 2017 18:50 (11 months ago)
Just wondering whether the front end consists part of the sunken pilgrim ship MECCA ex-LADY RODNEY (IMO 5230430), which was scuttled in the Suez Canal during the 6-Day War of 1967

In the Suez Canal clearance of 1974, the 584-foot-long wreck was cut into 10 x 50-foot slices by precision detonations, each of which was then lifted clear.

Normally assumed to have been scrapped, perhaps some of those sections were reused (though the stern section looks to come from another whip. The proportions don't look right for this to have been one complete ship.
Phil English on Dec 13, 2017 16:30 (11 months ago)
Also, Port Said Port Authority have 'ship Aswan' on their port map here:

Phil English on Dec 13, 2017 16:10 (11 months ago)
Found this on the web:
(c) Design modification of Pilgrim Ship ( Aswan ) , which was damaged and flooded during 1973 War , to be used as floating quay bearing 10 ( ten ) units evacuating machines for unloading bulk carrier ships imported grain material , with belt conveyor system to feed the storage building .
Construction modifications’ supervision for ( Aswan ) Ship to be used as office and , labor accommodation .
Location : Port-Said Harbor .

So, any ideas regarding the 'pilgrim ship' ASWAN?
Phil English on Dec 11, 2017 16:33 (11 months ago)
Another photo from a different angle here:
NeilB on Dec 10, 2017 21:36 (11 months ago)

Apologies for the redundant comment regarding the OBSERVER. Interesting that she was sold for demolition in 1996 but - as per photos on this site - she was still intact in 2010. With regard to the vessel in your photo, there is another shot of her on Shipspotting here - but it doesn't go very far at all in solving the mystery,

Regards, Neil
Bob Scott on Dec 10, 2017 21:34 (11 months ago)
A noted before, it is NOT the ex-T2 tanker OBSERVER
Bjørn Knudsen on Dec 10, 2017 20:48 (11 months ago)
Bob Scott on Dec 10, 2017 15:35 (11 months ago)
There was a converted T2 called OBSERVER as a hulk at Port Said, which has now gone. but This is a different ship
NeilB on Dec 08, 2017 18:17 (11 months ago)
Bob this will be a tough one, it came up on RiverseaInternational several years ago without resolution. The theory was that it was originally a T2 tanker, but that was never confirmed.
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