Ferry sank in Venezuela

Laid-up ferry TALLINK AUTOEXPRESS 2 sank at berth in Puerto de Guanta, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, at night Aug 6, apparently due to lack of maintenance, which caused water ingress. The ship was in port for a year or more. Ferry rests on bottom by stern alongside pier, remaining mostly above waterline.
Passenger ro-ro ship TALLINK AUTOEXPRESS 2, IMO 9150286, GT 5419, built 1997, flag Venezuela, operator CONFERRY.



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