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Russian divers rescued from sunken boat in Egypt

January 04, 2014, 21:08 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 04, 19:50 /ITAR-TASS/. All Russian divers who were aboard the boat that sank in the Red Sea have been rescued, Russian Tourism Agency spokesperson Irina Shchegolkova told ITAR-TASS on Saturday, January 4.

“According to preliminary information, all Russian tourists who were at sea for diving from the boat that sank under unclear circumstances were rescued,” she said.

Shchegolkova also noted that the Russian Consulate in Egypt would provide a detailed report on the incident to the Tourism Agency at the earliest opportunity.

The diving boat Mary Lou ran into a storm in the Red Sea on Saturday off Egypt and sank. According to The Associated Press, there were 30 people aboard: 19 Russian tourists and 11 Egyptian crewmembers. The captain sent an emergency call when the wind had increased. The tourists were rescued from the boat before it sank.

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