Farah III shipwreck at Mullaitivu (ත්‍රස්තවාදීන් කොල්ලකෑ ෆාරා III නෞකාවේ සුන්බුන්)

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On the 29th of December 2006, the LTTE boarded the Jordanian owned MV Farah III cargo ship which was anchored 17 miles off the Mullaitivu  coast. The ship was carrying 14,000 metric tonnes of rice and has been forced to anchor due to mechanical problems.

The LTTE robbed the entire rice shipment and detached the anchor of the vessel and it ran aground in Vellaullivaikal beaches.

After removing all the generators, radio equipment and navigational equipment off the ship, it body was stripped off to be used as armor plates in vehicles.

After defeat of the LTTE, this area was open to the public and number of remains of the reminding of the cruelty of the war can be seen on the the Kilinochchi – Mullaitivu Route which is quite popular  today.

Update 2021 : The remains of this ship now completely destroyed and no longer exist.

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Traveling Directions to Farah III shipwreck at Mullaitivu

Route 01 from Vavunia to Farah III shipwreck at Mullaitivu

Route 02 from Kilinochchi (Parantan) to  Farah III shipwreck at Mullaitivu

Though : Omanthe – Puliyankulama – Nedunkeni
Distance :81 km
Travel time :1.30 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Visuvamadu – Puthukkudiyiruppu
Distance : 48 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving Directions : see on google maps

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