AL SALMY 6 a roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vehicle carrier belonging to Dubai-based Salem Al Makrani Cargo Company of UAE capsized and later sank in the Persian Gulf about 30 miles from southern Iraq on 18th March, 2022.
SALEM AL MAKRANI CARGO CO., was established in 2003 Dubai – a leading company in the Marine and Off-Shore services. Services include Maritime & Cargo transportation handling, Agency operations, Warehousing and Crew Manning.
Al Salmy 6 was built in 1983 and is 16,021 gross tonnes. Length 138 m and Width 22 m. Al Salmy 6 sailed from Hamriya port, Dubai-bound to Umm Qasr loaded with general cargo and cars. High winds and waves are said to have caused the vessel to capsize.
The insurance value of this ship could be between $3million to $4million. RoRo shipping is more affordable and convenient, but high-risk in terms of vehicle safety.