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Old February 3rd, 2006, 05:33 AM
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The news is saying a cruise ship carrying 1300 passengers has disappeared off the radar in Egypt A helicopter in the area spotted a life boat with 3 people in it.

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It's True. The rescue efforts are hampered by bad weather. There could be the culprit, bad weather, lets hope so, and not terrorist. The ship was carring pilgrims returning from Mecca.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:06 AM
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yeah...it's true. the Salaam 98. It's all over the news. Do ships have a little black box?
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They say ships are now on their way to try and help rescue survivors, and that there are bodies floating in the water. This is very sad.
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that's just horrible. Haven't heard any details just a little blip on the radio.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 09:16 AM
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It's one of those Ferry carriers. It's very sad.

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 08:47 PM
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This was not a cruise ship, it was a ferry from Saudi Arabia to Egypt. It was carrying workers. There were 1400 people on board and 220 cars.

This is an unfortunate example of how "lower class" people are treated. There were not enough life boats or life jackets for the passengers.
There's a "thought" that this ferry ran into a mine. Maybe, maybe not. It sank very fast.

We should be very thankful that this (hopefully) couldn't happen in the US.

If anyone is on here from SA or EG, our thoughts and prayers are coming to you and your families.
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Very sad, indeed. I read somewhere once that ferry accidents claim more lives, worldwide, than every other form of transportation except the automobile.

Makes sense, as the safety standards of some of the ferries I've seen in my travels make me shudder. Even the small water taxi from the pier in Nassau to Paradise Island is often overloaded and looks unsafe to me. I'm a great swimmer but once asked to get off before we departed the dock. Unfortunately, Fern is correct - it's usually the poorer people who suffer these disasters.

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