Thursday, June 21, 2007

Commercial Panama Ship Sank Off Yemeni Coastline

A tanker carrying chemical substances sank off the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean in bad weather Wednesday, Yemen's state news agency said. The Panama-flagged vessel, Alexander C, went down amid high seas at around 08:50 am (0550 GMT) north of the Yemeni archipelago of Socotra.Socotra is located some 500 kilometres off the southern coast of Yemen. Nineteen crew members were rescued by another passing Panama- flagged ship, the agency said.

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