Zarook

Also called Zarugh, the Zarook is the typical red sea trade ship. Fast, two masted, it was a costal Dhow less than 50 feets (15.25m). Used by the Yemenites, these are open boats with lateen sails, with timber and old iron. The Zarook stays low in the water, with belts of interwoven palm-leaf lashed over the bulwark to protect from waves. The 20 tons cargo was trans-shipped from Aden, including according to Villiers in the 1930s, Japanese Cotton.