United Arab Emirates,Persian Gulf

Dara was a passenger liner laid down by Barclay, Curle & Company in Scotland, and was launched in1948 for British India Steam Navigation Company in London. Under a journey from Bombay to Basra, she was caught by a storm 7. April 1961. The captain decided to leave the harbor and ride out the storm outside. The following day while returning to port, a large explosion hit her in the port side,starting several fierce fires. Evacuation was chaotic, and it is believed that 238 people on board lost their lives in the fires and evacuation. Despite attempts to extinguish the fires and save her, she disappeared in the deep in the morning 10. April 1961. The battered wreck rest today in three separate sections northwest of Um Al Auwain on a depth of 12 to 20 meter.

Former names:

399,0 x 54,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5030 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1948
Dubai ( AE )

25°34'29.0"N 55°27'58.0"E

Last updated: March 2021