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Photographer:Aleksi Lindström [View profile]Title:POSEIDONIAAdded:Nov 29, 2005
Location:Drapetsona Bay, Piraeus, Greece
Photo Category: Ferries
Drapetsona, Piraeus on April 13, 2004. IMO 6703317. Ex-ULSTER QUEEN 1967, MED SEA 1982, AL KAHERA 1986, ALA-EDDIN 1987-1988.

Sold by Hellenic Mediterranean Lines, Patras to Al-Kahfain Est, Saudi Arabia in May 2005 and renamed AL-KAHFAIN.

*On November 1, 2005 on a voyage from Suez to Jeddah a fire broke down, one crew member was lost. Later the same day when under tow she capsized some 4 nm off Safaga.

Vessel Identification
Name:Al Kahfain
Former name(s):
- Poseidonia (Until 2005 Apr)
- La Patria (Until 2002 Mar)
- Poseidonia (Until 2000 Apr)
- Ala Eddin (Until 1988)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:6,009 tons
Summer DWT:1,389 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1967
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (1)

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mtpat10 on Jan 19, 2006 06:40 (12 years ago)
AL KAHFAIN* (Poseidonia -05 La Patria -02, Poseidonia -00, Ala-Eddin -88, Al Kahera -
87, Med Sea -86, Ulster Queen -82), 4,26967 passenger/vehicle ferry, owned byAl Kahfain
Est Contracting & Trade, Panama, Fire broke out in the engine-room 1/11/2005 when off
Hurghada in the Red Sea and 58 crew members were evacuated. She was taken in tow for
Safaga but capsized and sank about four miles off the port. There were no passengers on
board and she was bound from Hurghada for Jeddah.
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