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The Deadly MY Hurricane Fire

yet another liveaboard tragedy

from the August, 2023 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

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It was early Sunday morning, about 6:30 a.m., June 11. The liveaboard MY Hurricane was moored near Elphinstone Reef, a popular dive site in Egypt's Red Sea. The passengers had gathered in the main salon to be briefed for their first dive of the day, the last day of their week-long trip. Two passengers had decided to sleep in.

And then the fire came. It apparently started in the engine room and almost instantly turned into an inferno, quickly engulfing the aft deck of the 125-foot vessel in flames. Those two passengers who had skipped the first dived perished in their cabins. One supposes the third person who died had heroically gone below to find them and perished too. It was a tragedy....

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