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UAE bound dhow carrying 350 cattle sinks off Oman

Ship was on its way from Somalia to the UAE when it sank in strong winds off Sur

UAE bound dhow carrying 350 cattle sinks off Oman
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A cargo vessel bound for the UAE sank off the south coast of Oman with around 350 cattle on board due to strong winds on Saturday, reports The National.

The ship was on its way from Somalia to the United Arab Emirates when it sank off Sur in the province of Asharqiyah on Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses said all of the cows and calves on board either swam to the shoreline themselves or were washed up by the current, according to The Times of Oman, but unless all the live cargo were being carried on deck, this seems unlikely.

All of the ship’s crew were reported safe at the time of writing. The owner of the ship is Emirati and from Ajman while the crewmen were Pakistani, reported Al Ittihad newspaper.

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