“Shipping News,” Dar es Salaam newspaper, September 1950. Extract.
The large dhow “Simba,” Mohammad Atif captain, has failed to return to port and is presumed to have been lost at sea. “Simba” sailed from Dar es Salaam in July, bound for Lourenco Marques in Mozambique. Captain Atif had been active in the coastal trade for forty years, carrying every sort of cargo, and was well-known in East African ports.