Cruise Ship Crash in Egypt Kills 3
Costa Cruises blames 'unexpected wind blow' for fatal accident
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2010 11:56 AM CST
A Costa Europa cruise liner lists after it collided with the dock in Sharm el-Sheik resort, Egypt, Friday, killing three crew.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A cruise ship sailing from Dubai to Italy with 1,437 passengers aboard crashed while docking today in Egypt, killing three crew members. Three passengers and another crew member were taken to the hospital in Sharm el-Sheik, a popular tourist destination on the Red Sea. Costa Cruises’ CEO says poor weather and “an unexpected wind blow” caused the Costa Europa’s accident. The remainder of the journey has been canceled, USA Today reports.

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blues_junky
Feb 27, 2010 2:50 AM CST
I swear, I think Dubai is cursed.....
Disillusioned
Feb 27, 2010 2:19 AM CST
"The remainder of the journey has been canceled"... WoW, must have been a genius who made that decision. Youtube has some videos of such things ships running aground in port and it is one scary situation as you don't know how far it is to a safe place as the ships are unpredictable on which way they may tumble if they go that far and they sometimes do
Grilgus
Feb 26, 2010 8:20 PM CST
Oh wow, I wouldn't want to have been on that ship and subsequently stuck in Egypt.