Marine Link
Monday, March 19, 2018

Nile Collision Death Toll Rises to 31

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 24, 2015

The death toll from a boat collision on Egypt's Nile river Wednesday has risen to 31, a ministry of health spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.

The accident occurred on the Nile near Giza, across the river from Cairo, when a barge collided with and overturned a small recreational boat carrying tens of passengers on Wednesday evening.

The search for additional victims continues, and it remains uncertain how many passengers were aboard the two boats, the spokesperson said.

Reporting by Eric Knecht

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Mar 2018 - Annual World Yearbook

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News