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Posted: 2/15/2006 4:56:27 PM EDT
About 2 weeks ago I read about an Egyptian cruise ship that just ended up missing in one of the seas over there. Was there anything else found on that, or is it still missing?

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:57:40 PM EDT
I might be wrong, but isn't it at the bottom of the Red Sea
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:14:45 PM EDT
It was the ferry that sank. At first it was reported a lot of places as a cruise ship.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:17:03 PM EDT
The skipper accidentally set the engines from "Full Ahead" to "Jihad".
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:17:58 PM EDT

I might be wrong, but isn't it at the bottom of the Red Sea

Yep, sank.

What happened to the chick the insurgents kidnapped? The one I saw in pictures with a burka and pink hair??

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:18:31 PM EDT
switched to submarine mode
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:22:23 PM EDT
The ship caught fire in the middle of the night, the captain and some of the crew abandoned ship without giving any warning to the passengers taking a couple of the few life boats they had.

200 and change were saved from the briny deep about a thousand now reside with Davey Jones.

And it is all Bush's fault!  
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:25:10 PM EDT

switched to submarine mode

"Dive the boat!"
"Captain, we have windows and things...."
"Inshallah! If Allah wills us to be a submarine, it will be so! Oh ye of little faith."

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:37:27 PM EDT
No real sure but I think it hit an iceberg and sank. They may have had a lifeboat shortage because it was supposedly unsinkable.  Does anyone have the link?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:40:01 PM EDT

The skipper accidentally set the engines from "Full Ahead" to "Jihad".

Just a mere start, sadly.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:56:28 PM EDT
and the reporter is still being held hostage.  With another deadline approaching.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:58:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:59:40 PM EDT
The Cheney shooting removed its' importance.  The media decided.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:35:20 PM EDT
The crew locked some passengers in their cabins (women??), the captain called away the few life boats, and he and the crew took to them and abandoned ship and passengers to die.

Iran is building a nuc.

Muslims are burning the world over a few lousy cartoons.

The Democrat party shafted one of their own rising stars.

Algore committed sedition in Saudi.

Never mind all that, Chaney shot someone by accident.  Maybe he was drunk, maybe he'll be indicted for homicide if the lawyer dies, why didn't he come on bended knee to the Washington Press corp to tell them about it, Chaney should resign.........
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:24:14 PM EDT


The Democrat party shafted one of their own rising stars.

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:48:57 PM EDT
The "media" gave this story about 20 seconds airtime...

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:00:12 PM EDT
Wreckage found We will now get some anwers about the crew....
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:16:10 PM EDT
They had a fire.  The crew or pax then used the fire hoses to try and extinquish the flames.  They forgot to ensure that the water had an escape route overboard.  When enough water was pumped into the ship, she capsized.  Free water inside a ship is extremely dangerous.

My guess is that they had nowhere near the number of boats and lifejackets necessary and no crew or pax training in their use.

The Cruel Sea can be very unforgiving...
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