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On December 14th, 1991, the passenger ship Salem Express sank when a storm hit the Red Sea. The shipwreck was a human tragedy. Among the passengers were hundreds of pilgrims who were on their way home from Mecca.
The ship sank quickly and most of the passengers perished. But Salem Express has also become an example of nature’s resilience. Today, the ship is covered in coral and a multitude of organisms have made their home in the ship’s rusting metal structures.
Deep Sea’s Johan Candert and Göran Ehlmé filmed at the wreck during the winter of 2022-2023. The film is a glimpse of what they saw.