French tourist cruise ship sinks in Marsa Allam’s Red Sea

Amira El-Fekki
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Red Sea area is on top in number of projects approved by TDA, with 52 projects on a land space of 9.5m sqm, followed by Ain Sokhna with six projects on a land area of 405,000 sqm (Photo by Thoraia Abu Bakr)

Egyptian rescue authorities in the Red Sea saved 27 French tourists from drowning after their boat sank in Marsa Allam Thursday morning.

According to state-media, the boat hit coral reefs during its cruise, after it sailed from Port Ghaleb. Another 10 Egyptian crew members were also on board. No injuries were reported.

Egypt is hoping to increase French tourism to Egypt during the winter season in areas such as Luxor and Aswan.  The Tourism Ministry is working on raising the number of French tourists to Egypt this year by September, targeting 500,000 tourists compared to 144,000 tourists in 2014.

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Journalist in DNE's politics section, focusing on human rights, laws and legislations, press freedom, among other local political issues.
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