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28 July 2008

Outrage over 2006 Egypt ferry disaster acquittals

Author: AFP

Scuffles erupted at an Egyptian court...when five of six defendants were cleared of blame for a 2006 ferry sinking in which more than 1,000 people died, Egypt's worst maritime disaster. Hysterical relatives voiced anger as only Salaheddin Gomaa,...

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4 February 2006

1,000 ferry passengers missing in Red Sea - Ship went down amid high seas, bad weather

Author: CNN

Relatives flocked to the port of Safaga on Friday to find out if their loved ones were among the 343 people rescued after an aging Egyptian ferry sank in the Red Sea, killing dozens. The Al Salam Boccaccio 98 [owned by El Salam Maritime Transport]...

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3 February 2006

Egyptian passenger ship with more than 1,400 aboard sinks in Red Sea

Author: AP

“The swift sinking of the ferry and the lack of sufficient lifeboats suggests there was some violation, but we cannot say until the investigation is complete,” said [Egyptian] presidential spokesman Suleiman Awad, quoted by the semiofficial news...

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3 February 2006

El Salam Maritime ferry carrying 1400 people sinks in Red Sea - under 400 rescued, 1000 missing

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