Egypt boat fire

Days After Shark Attack, Egypt Tourism Shocked with 3 British Tourist Deaths

Just days after a Russian tourist was devoured by a shark on an Egypt beachRussian tourist was devoured by a shark on an Egypt beach, a fire on a dive boat in the Egyptian Red Sea killed three British tourists.

According to the tour operator Scuba Travel, the three British tourists who went missing after a fire on a dive boat in the Egyptian Red Sea are believed to be dead. The statement informed that the families of the victims were contacted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The boat named Hurricane caught fire on Sunday and 12 Britons were rescued along with other tourists and authorities.

An electrical fault may be the reason for the fire.

The Foreign Office has not yet confirmed deaths but they are providing assistance to British nationals.

The boat had left Port Ghalib on 6 June and was expected to return on Sunday.

“It is with great regret that we, as tour operator, with heavy hearts, must accept that three of our much-valued dive guests… perished in the tragic incident. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to their families and friends at this very sad time,” said the statement from Scuba Travel.

The tour operator, Scuba Travel, stated that the 12 Britons who were present on the dive boat had attended a morning briefing on Sunday whereas the three missing individuals had decided not to dive that day. All the people on the boat were said to be certified diving enthusiasts.

Due to the intensity of the fire on the boat, the 12 individuals present at the briefing were immediately evacuated to a nearby boat. However, attempts to locate the missing guests were unsuccessful, and subsequently, the 14 crew members, including the captain and two dive guides, were also evacuated, according to BBC.

Scuba Travel has been in partnership with Tornado Marine, the boat operator for a very long time, since 2001.

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