Somaliland: Berbera Ship Accident Causes Death and Injury


Offloading containers at the Port of Berbera

By: Yusuf M Hasan

BERBERA (Somalilandsun) – A container has crashed a man to death in the Berbera port city and caused serious injury to another.

The late Mahmud Hussein Hasan ‘Dagal’ met his death during the offloading of containers from MV Fartuun Express when the container lift malfunctioned sending the loaded cargo on top of the deceased while colleague Mohamed Aideed Jibril received serious injuries and is receiving medical attention at the Berbera Hospital.

During a telephone interview with Waheen media the port’s managing Director Mr. Ali Horhor currently in Hargeisa said that though initial indicates that the accident was caused by malfunctioned lift and that investigations are underway to ascertain the exact reason.

MV Fartuun Express that regularly plies the Berbera route is registered and owned in gthe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.