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Fire on safari boat Suzana in Egypt (Red Sea Aggressor)

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by Miyaru, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Miyaru

    Miyaru Tech Instructor

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  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't see any mention of this being a dive boat?
     
  3. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    "Safari boat" is often used as a term for liveaboards out there. I think maybe there's a spelling error...MY Suzanna M/Y Suzanna - Diving World Red Sea
     
  4. DanBMW

    DanBMW Solo Diver

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    Wasn't this a few years ago?

    "A large fire broke out on a tourist boat on Saturday in the Red Sea close to Hurghada’s al-Qyadat area. Naval authorities could not…
    egyptindependent.com
    Dec 3, 2017"
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    Specifically to the red sea, "safari" is often used interchangeably for "liveaboards" locally. The news article you linked to looks like something like a local or Red-Sea based news. I understand that "safari" has other uses elsewhere in the world.

    Search "red sea safari" without quotes around it in Google and you will see what I mean. It gives you all dive liveaboard hits. Many Germans and Austrians, as well as UK folks go there and also use the same term regularly.
     
  7. xmass-Eve

    xmass-Eve Barracuda

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    Hurghada isn't Marsa Alam, it's another dive destination more up north, from where lots of Safari boats (or yes, liveaboards) leave...
     
  8. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The second article you posted has info on "a diving safari".
    "...Qusayr Prosecution started its investigation under the supervision of Attorney General Nabil Abuzinah, in the incident of the fire at the touristic «Susana» in Marsa Alam during a diving safari this morning, which resulted in the death of an American tourist and the rescue of 18 other foreign tourists and 12 Egyptian..."
     
  9. DandyDon

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    Not in any I posted. I did see that in the second link Miyaru posted. Ok, poor journalism aside in the first news story, I suppose it was a dive boat. It seems that the crew were heroic in saving all that followed escape instructions. It's unfortunate that one didn't, if that claim is correct that she went back to save her laptop.
     
  10. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    I wouldn't discount that scenario, after seeing people react in an emergency. It's easy to make a poor decision when you don't fully understand the danger, it will only take a second to get it. Very sad.


    Bob
     
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