With reference to Neil Kerr’s query in the July 2016 issue of Sea Breezes, about SS Argyllshire.
Records show that the 1956 built ship was transferred from Scottish Shire Line in 1975 and renamed Schivago under the Liberian flag. However, her 1956 sister SS Ayrshire, managed by Clan Line, was the ship, fully laden outwards, that struck rocks near Socotra in March 1965 off Abd-al- Kuri.
She was beached some few hours later to prevent her from sinking. Many efforts were made using salvage experts, and offloading cargo, but after a few days she was declared unsalvageable and became a constructive total loss. There is an interesting Hydrographic Report, including an eye witness account on: www.wrecksite.eu
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