Following the tragic fire involving Hurricane Liveaboard in the Egyptian Red Sea yesterday, we are sad to report that the three missing divers have been pronounced dead.
According the the Daily Star, a statement made by Scuba Travel, who chartered the vessel for this trip reads as follows:
“It is with great regret that we, as Tour Operator, with heavy hearts, must accept that three of our much-valued dive guests, who had not participated in the dive briefing, early on the morning of June 11, perished in the tragic incident. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to their families and friends at this very sad time.”
“At the time the fire broke out 12 divers were participating in a briefing on board, while those missing had apparently decided not to dive that morning. The severity of the fire meant that the 12 divers were immediately evacuated by rib to another craft nearby and the 14 crew members, including the Captain and two dive guides, having tried to reach the missing guests, also had to abandon ship and were rescued by rib.”
Our thoughts are with the families of those affected at this time.