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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. Ken Kurtis

    Ken Kurtis Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Beverly Hills, CA
    I'm gonna nitpick here because facts matter (and John, you should know better):
    1. 34 fatalities, not 39.
    2. And "You cannot kill . . ." is rather accusatory, don't cha think? How about "34 people can't die and it's kept secret."
  2. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tucson, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico
    I was in Alor, Indonesia at Alami Alor Resort when the Conception fire occurred. We had news of it there. I had just been on Blue Horizon in the Red Sea two weeks earlier for my first liveaboard. I remember being very concerned as to what we would have to do, if there were a fire since we were on the bottom deck, furthest back cabin. But, they did give us a thorough safety briefing and I remember seeing the large fire extinguisher opposite the door to our cabin so I felt okay. However, I think I'll pass on further liveaboards. Two years ago, I had thought about doing a California liveaboard for the weekend, but was not comfortable with the way the sleeping bunks were set up. The boat was the Conception.
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  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    There's very little information in the press. Most of the information, including eye witnesses, is here, on SB. The Conception was all over the news, probably because it happened and was reported in the US
  4. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    With all due respect, and I'm not just paying lip service to that because I know your credentials and reputation, it doesn't really matter if some person on the street or even some typical diver has not heard of the Concepcion or RS1 fires because it is not their job to protect divers from fire on a boat.

    I think the point is that the crew *should* have know about it because it's their business. And it would be hard to imagine that the Aggressor management and ownership did not know about it. It is their responsibility to see that the information - or at least the corrective measures and extra emphasis on fire safety - get passed down the line.
  5. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas
    Not bad ideas... I saw more than a few people sleeping with their doors open on the Socorro Aggressor, I just figured they were hot or cold and were trying to regulate the room temp faster or hear the bell for the next dive.
  6. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas
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  7. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    Having been to the Red Sea and Alor, my guess is the source of news that the locals use would not have covered it much or at all and that it is more likely an expat working there or tourist such as myself heard/read about it on a news provider website/message board, etc. that they normally use regularly at home then shared the info.
  8. ivy202

    ivy202 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: 20001
    Thanks DandyDon! I will do my best - I have the truth on my side and 17 other survivors with similar experiences...I hope we will bring about some serious safety changes for all divers.
  9. drjtprice

    drjtprice Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Saxlingham Nethergate England
    But it has now been covered at length in Diver magazine (UK), it can just take a while with publication deadlines.
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  10. DavidFL

    DavidFL Wide-eyed nube in the Pub ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Orlando, FL
    If you search (I use Google search) 'Red Sea Aggressor fire', and your returns match mine, you will get nothing relevant. If you search 'Fire on Egypt Dive Boat' you will get only two hits that are this recent fire, the second of which is this thread on Scubaboard. The first hit only has the Suzana name for the boat. Seems pretty amazing to me in this connected age, but there appears to be zero connection anywhere but here (and presumably the upcoming Undercurrent) between 'Suzana' and 'Red Sea Aggressor 1'.

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