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SHIP NAME: Sarah Glory KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source BSU
type L
volume 5000T
material
dead
link http://www.bsu-bund.de/nn-91210/EN/publications/Investigation_20Rerport/2003


source CTX
type D
volume N
material
dead
link

The BSU report is a good one. It is far too lengthy to summarize here. Basically, this was a confused situation as the southbound convoy was forming up at night under Port Said Traffic Control. The traffic control first ordered Sarah Glory to speed up to get into the fairway, and then to stop short of the fairway, which they were unable to do given nil low speed maneuverability. The Sarah Glory turned away intending to circle around for another pass, but in so doing she came into contact with the big container ship Hong Kong Express, mostly side to side. Pictures show very shallow depth of penetration. Twin screw might have helped.