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CAIRO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Coastal stations have lost contact with a ferry carrying some 1,310 mainly Egyptian passengers from the Saudi port of Jeddah to Safaga on Egypt's Red Sea coast, security sources said on Friday.
The ferry should have reached Safaga at 2 a.m. local (midnight GMT) but did not arrive, they said.
They named the ferry as the Al Salam 89, which has a gross tonnage of 6,650 tons and is owned by the Egyptian company el-Salam Maritime Transport. According to the company's Web site, the vessel can carry about 1,400 passengers
Anyone know who these people are? Im thinking its mainly western tourists?
Originally posted by Grailkeeper
... I was under the impression it was a 'Cruise Ship' that went missing.
... Just goes to show, if you want all the details... come to ATS first.
David Osler, of Lloyd's List:
"Once a small amount of water gets on board it can set up an uncontrollable rocking that causes rapid capsize," he said.
A women living in the area says that there was a 4 hour electric storm last night,