Sightseeing yacht burned in Hurghada, tourists in shock

On the morning of April 19, a fire engulfed the Scuba sin sightseeing yacht off the coast of the popular Egyptian resort town of Hurghada. There were 27 people on board, including foreign tourists. Frightened travelers were evacuated by the maritime security service and rescuers. There were no reports of whether there were Russians on board. An investigation is underway, the circumstances of the incident are being clarified. The emergency was reported by the Egyptian media.

The ship caught fire not far from the coast shortly after departure. Note that such a safari boat is usually used for tourist boat trips for groups of tourists to Giftun Island, located near Hurghada, and for diving on the numerous nearby coral reefs.

It was specified that there were 19 on board foreign tourists of different nationalities and 8 crew members. 27 people managed to evacuate on boats to the port, then to hotels. There were no casualties among them.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire was visible from the Old Sheraton area and Marina Boulevard. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire. The estimated cost of the burned yacht was 439 million rubles.

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