Friday, February 03, 2006

Egyptian Ferry Carrying 1,300 Sinks in Red Sea

Always check your cruises ports of call. Oddly enough, this cruise was scheduled to arrive at the bottom of the Red Sea tomorrow. A little ahead of schedule.

An Egyptian ferry carrying about 1,400 people sank overnight on its way across the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian officials told news service reporters that 12 survivors have been rescued so far, and that 14 bodies had been recovered.

Well that only leaves 1,374 people unaccounted for. Got some work to do there. And what's really odd about this headline and the accompanying report is that whomever wrote the article is a little confused on how many fucking people were actually on the boat. The headline says it was 1,300 but the first fucking line of the story reads 1,400. That's a difference of 100 people that may or may not be lining the bottom of the red sea like underwater carpeting right now. Get your facts straight before you report something. If I fuck up, it's okay, cause I don't get paid for this shit. But you guys, come on.

Early reports said that rescue teams on helicopters sent to the scene saw survivors in boats and clinging to debris as well as bodies floating in the water.

What else are they supposed to be doing, breaking a world record for the biggest game of Marco Polo ever?

There was no distress call, and no immediate indication of what caused the ferry, the 6,650-ton al-Salam Boccaccio 98, to go down.

My guess is that it had something to do with the water. Hey what you want from me, I'm no expert.

A company spokesman told the BBC that the ferry was carrying 1,310 passengers, 96 crew members and about 40 vehicles. A shipping expert, Paul Beaver, said that the ferry would have had a capacity of 1,400, making overloading an unlikely factor.

If you do the math there were 1,406 people on the ship. Technically, you overloaded.

"We lost all contact with the ship shortly after it left the Saudi port," one maritime official at Suez said.

That's because radios don't work 20,000 leagues under the fucking sea.


Blogger Knight of Pan said...

In the spirit of the Imams who declared hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. because of homosexual activity, I can only surmise this was some sort of gay Saudi love boat & Allah got pissed!

February 03, 2006 6:10 AM  
Blogger A Mad Man said...

Good point.
One does hope that the Imams wouldn't be so one-sided with their "Allahs wrath" arguements but alas, bad things happen to Muslims only because of the evils of everyone else.

February 03, 2006 6:42 AM  
Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

I call this a bloody good start, now onto the rest of the fuckers...

February 06, 2006 1:46 AM  

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