It has not been a good few weeks for dive boats in Egypt – first the Carlton Queen liveaboard capsized, and now dayboat Sea Flower has run aground off the Sinai Peninsula.
Diver Nick Bailey was on the boat with a group of other Brits and guests from around the world when the accident happened yesterday (Wednesday 17 May). Apparently, it was foggy conditions, the boat ran aground on a reef, and everyone on board was recovered after two hours trying to extricate the vessel from its predicament.
Not a good year in the Philippines either. A liveaboard M\V Dreamkeeper sank on April 30 enroute to Palawan. 28 recovered safely with 4 still missing including the owner.
Yet another boat gone aground.
Was the sun blinding the skipper like it did on Whirlwind?
Was the crews priority to get a sheet and cover the boat name or did they look after the guests fist?
Please read the article! It was foggy and the sun was not in the skipper’s eyes
Question : How come all other boats made it safe ?! . That means their is a problem with the captain or the navigation equipment on board .
And by navigation equipment, you’re meaning Google maps on the captains smartphone? In 99% of all Egypt boats, that’s the most sophisticated device they have.
HAHAHA ! Just correcting your information , to get liveaboard licensed for safari you must have GPS Installed in board . But you are right regarding daily use boats its 99.9% to be more accurate . My boat seem to be the only one with GPS And fish finder .
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