Um El Faroud


The tanker Sea Falcon was built at Smiths Dock & Co in Middlesborough, and launched 31.May 1969 for the Norwegian company Graff-Wang & Evjen in Oslo. In 1973 she was sold to Libya, and two years after she sailed for the company General National Maritime Transport & Co in Tripoli. While she laid at dry dock 2.February 1995 a sudden explosion totally wrecked the ship and killed nine dock workers. She was left alone until 2.September 1998 when she was scuttled as an artificial reef. The wreck rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 15 to 35 meter southwest of Wied Iz Zurrieg.

Former names:
Um El Faroud
Sea Falcon
359,5 x 51,0 x 26,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1999 grt / 4450 dwt
Middlesborough (UK ) 1969
Tripoli ( LY )

35.8188°N 14.4492°E
( Source: Malta Dives )

Picture: Um El Faroud
Courtesy of Maltastartpages

Last updated: February 2015