Cargo ship, former Large Landing Craft, sank in Gulf of Aden

Ro-ro cargo ship, converted from Soviet-era Navy Large Landing Craft, sank on Feb 1 at anchorage of a port in Gulf of Aden due to lack of maintenance, and is said to be blocking port’s fairway. Wreck removal is required.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.