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    New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Hi all,
    Just like to say that after a lot of research and information gathering from various sources, myself and Aaron Bruce finally located and dived the wreck of the 125m long, 7600 ton ferry, the Al Qamar Al Saudi Al Misri just north of Hurghada only 1.5 hours sailing from the main port.
    The wreck lies on it's starboard side in 83m with a minimum depth of 64m on the port side hull.
    An explosion & fire in the engine room caused the ship to capsize & sink on the 19th May 1994 with the loss of 21 lives from the 505 passengers and 63 crew on board.
    Apart from the uppermost deck which has fallen to the seabed, the wreck is still completely intact and in superb condition.
    I will be writing an article for RBW on the wreck and it's discovery once me & Aaron go back back on Tuesday and get some pics. The other day we just wanted to locate & dive the wreck to check it out.
    We both used Classic KISS units and did 25 minute bottom times just to get an idea of the size, position & condition of the wreck.
    If anybody is out our way and interested in diving the wreck, give me a shout!
    Cheers!

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    Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Congradulations on your find .

    Sounds like a beauty.

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    Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Congrats to you and Aaron. Very nice finding. I hope I have a change to dive that at some point. Have some green.

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    Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    yo

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    Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Wow - well done guys ....... I guess I'll need to do my MOD 2 to visit it

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    Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Awsome job guys!

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    Thumbs up Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Cool. :)

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    Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Awsome job guys!
    Would be nice to see some pics.

    Congratulation
    Ossi

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    Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Hi Aroon,
    Great discover.

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    Re: New deep wreck found in Hurghada, Red Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by gerstl_ossi  View Original Post
    Awsome job guys!
    Would be nice to see some pics.

    Congratulation
    Ossi
    We're going back on tuesday with a camera, so will be sure to post pics (barring a flood!!) when I send the article in to RBW.
    Cheers!

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