Three Brits lacking after Red Sea diving boat fireplace in Egypt

A search is currently ongoing for three British passengers who went lacking after a diving boat caught fire in the Red Sea, off the coast of Egypt. Out of the 15 British passengers, 10 crew members, and two guides on the vessel in Marsa Alam, 12 vacationers were rescued. Index have cited an electrical fault because the likely cause of the fireplace.
Cheap had departed from Port Ghalib on Tuesday and was scheduled to return on Sunday. The Red Sea Governorate acknowledged, “The preliminary examination resulted in an electrical quick circuit within the engine room, and the investigation authorities went to conduct an inspection and investigation.” Social media footage displayed the boat virtually completely consumed by flames and smoke.
Ahmed Maher, a diving supervisor at Marsa Shagra village, reported to Reuters, “We saw smoke from the boat, it was around 9km from the seashore.” A spokesperson from the Foreign Office stated, “We are in touch with local authorities following an incident aboard a dive boat close to Marsa Alam, and are supporting British nationals involved.”
The fire was detected at 9:15am on Sunday, and the Red Sea Governorate’s secretary general, Major General Mohamed Bandari, confirmed in a statement that the accident occurred due to a fireplace on the boat, named the Hurricane. The assertion additional added, “He [Bandari] identified that the crew and passengers had been rescued by the boat named Blue and returned to central Marsa Alam, and a search remains to be beneath way for three British passengers by the concerned authorities and different boats, stressing that the Ambulance Authority and the Directorate of Health Affairs have been notified to boost the extent of readiness and follow-up is beneath method.”

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