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Egypt oil service ship sinks in Red Sea

The ship’s captain, Yousry Sultan [EntsarNassar/Twitter]
The ship’s captain, Yousry Sultan [EntsarNassar/Twitter]

A ship captain was killed, an engineer went missing, and 11 others were rescued, as an oil service ship drowned off the coast of Ras Ghareb in the Gulf of Suez in Egypt, local media reported yesterday.

The ship's captain, Yousry Sultan, was reported to have drowned after refusing to abandon the boat until all crew members were rescued. One engineer remains missing.

The Chairman of the Marine Rescue and Environmental Protection Association in Egypt's coastal city of Hurghada, Hassan Altayeb, said that the ship was sailing from Ras Ghareb towards South Sinai's city of Abu Zenima. He added that it was stranded after "bumping into a wreck of a drowned boat, which led to an internal water leakage."

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