Al Kafhain

Egypt,Red Sea

Ulster Queen was a Ro-Ro ferry laid down by Camell Laird & Company in Birkenhead, and was launched in 1967 for the  Irish company Belfast Steamship Company. She changed both name and owners several times before she sailed for Al Kafhain with Panama as registry of port and the name Al Kafhain. Under a journey from Hurghada to Jeddah she caught fire in the engine room and had to be abandoned outside Giftum Island 22. November 2005. The burned out hulk was taken under tow but capsized and hit ground soon after.  The wreck rest today upside down on a depth of 8 to 24 meter on the north side of Shab Sheer southeast of Port Safaga.

Former names:
Al Kafhain
Ulster Queen, Med Sea, Al Khera, Ala Eddin, Poseidonia, La Patria
115,0 x 16,5 x 12,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6000 grt
Birkenhead ( UK ) 1967
  Panama City ( PA )

26°39'36.7"N 34°02'52.8"E
( Source: EG Divers )

Last updated: November 2020