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Two Liveaboards Capsize and Sink in April

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On April 25, the Carlton Queen, a 120-foot Egyptian liveaboard originally built in 2002, then refitted and enlarged two decades later, capsized and sank near Sha'ab Abu Nuhas, a reef well known for its numerous diveable wrecks in the northern Red Sea. The vessel had a noticeable list when it left port and capsized in the open ocean not long after it turned beam toward the sea, despite the weather being calmer than usual.

The 15 British passengers, several other Europeans, and the crew were evacuated safely to another liveaboard, VIP Shrouq, but most of their possessions remained on the sinking vessel. Some passengers who were below decks at the time sustained minor abrasions and trauma when they climbed through the boat to escape. (Source: HEPCA and Carlton Fleet)...

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