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December 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
Divers began searching a sunken ferry Tuesday and retrieved the body of the captain and dozens of other victims of the weekend disaster in the Red Sea. They said most lifeboats were still attached to the wrecked hulk. More than 460 passengers and crew members on the Salem Express are thought to have died after the ship hit a coral reef late Saturday. The ship, which was off course, capsized and sank within 15 minutes, six miles from this port.
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December 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
Divers began searching a sunken ferry Tuesday and retrieved the body of the captain and dozens of other victims of the weekend disaster in the Red Sea. They said most lifeboats were still attached to the wrecked hulk. More than 460 passengers and crew members on the Salem Express are thought to have died after the ship hit a coral reef late Saturday. The ship, which was off course, capsized and sank within 15 minutes, six miles from this port.
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December 16, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A ferryboat carrying hundreds of Egyptian workers and pilgrims across a stormy Red Sea slammed into a coral reef and sank early Sunday, plunging up to 658 passengers and crew into the midnight waters about six miles off the coast of Egypt. As many as 470 passengers were still missing Sunday night after a daylong rescue effort hampered by high winds and 10-foot waves. Some were believed possibly still stranded on lifeboats that drifted from the rescue scene, where U.S.
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December 16, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A ferryboat carrying hundreds of Egyptian workers and pilgrims across a stormy Red Sea slammed into a coral reef and sank early Sunday, plunging up to 658 passengers and crew into the midnight waters about six miles off the coast of Egypt. As many as 470 passengers were still missing Sunday night after a daylong rescue effort hampered by high winds and 10-foot waves. Some were believed possibly still stranded on lifeboats that drifted from the rescue scene, where U.S.
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