37 people rescued after tourist boat capsizes in Red Sea


At least 37 people have been rescued after a boat carrying tourists sank off northern Egypt in the Red Sea.

According to the Egyptian military spokesman, Gharib Abdel Hafez said in a statement, “The Egyptian Navy managed to rescue 37 people of different nationalities on board a tourist boat after it capsized.

“The boat had 14 Englishmen, three Germans, four Belgians, three Spaniards, an Irishman and a Swiss on board, in addition to 11 Egyptians among the crew and divers.”

He said the rescued passengers received medical care upon their arrival at the pier at the Red Sea Naval Base.

Abdel Hafez did not provide further details on the health status of the passengers.

Meanwhile, the Red Sea coast includes a number of resorts and witnesses continuous cruises that attract tourists coming to Egypt.