Three killed, tourists injured, in Egypt cruise ship crash.
A luxury cruise ship crashed into a pier in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday, killing three sailors and injuring four tourists, maritime officials said. Officials from the General Authority for Red Sea Ports said the sailors, two Indians and a Brazilian, died from the impact. They did not elaborate. The four tourists, three British women and an Italian man, were taken to hospital in stable condition.
The Costa Europa, which carried 147 passengers, had arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh from the Red Sea port town of Safaga when it smashed into the pier. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.
A website advertising trips on the Costa Europa offers 19-day tours, stopping at Dubai, Aden and several places in Egypt.
Type: cruise ship
Tonnage: 54,763 GT
Displacement: 5,340 DWT
Length: 243.23 m
Beam: 29.73 m
Draught: 6.50 m
Decks: 12 (9 passenger accessible)
Speed: 19 kn (35.19 km/h) service speed
20 kn (37.04 km/h) maximum speed
Capacity: 1773 passengers