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The sinking of the SHILLONG in 1957

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Old 30th June 2014, 15:33
diverhans diverhans is offline
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Hello,

I'm Rene, from Germany. Unfortunately, my English is not so good. I am a semi-professional wreck diver and underwater filmmaker (documentary). In the month of August 2014, I want to make an expedition to the wreck of the P & O freighter SS "Shillong", sunk in the Red Sea,
northwest Ras Shukeir, in 1957.

My reference:

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...k%3ARene+Heese

The wreck position is known to me from the wwww and a nautical chart of 1999 (WGS84).

http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=h...ed=0CCIQrQMwAA

Please (!). To verify the wreck position I need more details on the accident
(weather: wind direction, wind starch, flow / current direction = Drift direction of the sinking ship) . When one of the crew members (the radio officer?) - can he give me an exact position with the geodesic map system would be nice(?).
This simplifies the search.

Info like please (!) via PM at: diverhans(št)web.de

PS: I assure to uphold the necessary respect on the wreck.

Thanks in advance, regards,
and sorry for my bad english,

Rene
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Old 1st January 2016, 12:58
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Hi everybody,

Rene is still looking for crew members who surfvived the 1957 collision of SHILLONG. Please get in touch with him - we have so many more questions ...

Best, Uli
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Old 20th August 2017, 15:21
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I have been talking about this case with an Australian friend who points out that there was no Formal Enquiry, which seems remarkable given that a British ship sank, with loss of life.

Can anyone cast any light on this?
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Old 20th August 2017, 16:51
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#29

Sorry I cannot help - but I know of at least one other sinking with loss of life without a formal enquiry. It was the loss of the Mersey tugboat Toxteth. When serving as head-tug to a Norwegian steamer (circa 1950) she was over-run, girted, capsized and sank. The only inquiry seems to have been the Coroner's inquest.

Hitherto I had been under the impression that there would be a BoT investigation whenever there was loss of life.
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Old 21st August 2017, 11:50
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Thanks Barrie. My recollection of the procedure after the sinking of the Lowestoft tug BARKIS which was over-run by the Greek coaster JUPITER (ex Comben Longstaff SOMERSETBROOK) in iirc 1977 was that there was a Preliminary Investigation which resulted in an M notice but no Formal Enquiry.
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