Edward Bolen – German cargo and passenger ship weighing 2,272 tons and 310 feet long, a stranded off the coast of the Namib Desert September 5, 1909.The ship was built in Hamburg in 1891 and floated on the route Hamburg – West Africa. However, the swift currents and thick fog, typical of the coast of the Namib Desert, were the cause of the accident.
Attempts to save the ship, were not successful, steel wire rope for towing Edward Bohlen, who came from the vessel who came to aid, burst. The passengers survived the accident without injuries and were evacuated.
Currently the wreck, rusty and partially buried in the sand, lies within a few hundred meters from the coastline.