Three Die in Hearth Aboard Purple Sea Liveaboard MV Hurricane

By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, June 13, 2023 @ 12:00 AM (EST)
Supply: BBC

Three British divers have been confirmed lifeless after a hearth broke out aboard the MV Hurricane, a liveaboard working within the Egyptian Purple Sea. The information was confirmed by UK tour operator Scuba Journey, which had chartered the boat. The three individuals had been initially pronounced lacking following the rescue of 26 individuals from the stricken vessel on Sunday morning, June eleventh. Footage confirmed the Hurricane, a part of the Twister Marine Fleet, engulfed in flames.

“It’s with nice remorse that we, as tour operator, with heavy hearts, should settle for that three of our much-valued dive visitors, perished within the tragic incident,” stated a spokesperson for Scuba Journey in a press release. “Our honest and heartfelt condolences exit to their households and buddies at this very unhappy time.”

The tour operator stated 12 visitors had been collaborating in a dive briefing at round 8:30am native time when the hearth broke out. All of the divers attending the briefing deserted ship and had been transported by RIB to MV Blue, a close-by liveaboard. The 14 Egyptian crew and dive guides adopted instantly afterwards. The three divers who had been discovered lifeless had determined to not dive that morning and had been subsequently not current for the briefing.

The Hurricane had left Port Ghalib on June sixth and visitors had been planning to dive at Elphinstone Reef, the final of the journey earlier than returning to port. The BBC reported that authorities believed the hearth was on account of {an electrical} fault—recalling the tragic hearth aboard the Conception liveaboard in September 2019 that claimed 34 lives, which is assumed to have began at a charging station utilized by visitors for telephones and cameras.