Salem Express

Egypt,Red Sea

Fred Scamaroni was built in Le Seyne in France, and was launched in November 1964. She operated both in France and England, before she ended up in Egyptian ownership and was renamed to Salem Express. Her beauty soon disappeared as both mechanical maintenance and caring for the ship in general was totally neglected. On her last voyage she had been delayed two days due to engine trouble in Jeddah. After she was able to set sail towards Safaga, the weather rapidly deteriorated and she hit ground at the Hyndman Reefs outside Egypt late at night 17.December 1991. She sank within a few minutes and in the official Lloyds report its stated that 464 people lost their lives. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 12 to 30 meter southeast on Hyndman Reef.

Former names:
Salem Express
Fred Scamaroni, Nuits Saint George, Lord Sinai 114,9 x 17,8 x 4,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4470 grt
Le Seyne ( F ) 1966 Safaga ( EG )

N 26.39.01 E 34.03.48

Picture: Nuits Saint George
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Last updated: January 2021