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2006-02-18 02:03:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters have crashed in Africa off the coast of Djibouti and two crew members have been found alive but 10 are still missing, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Friday. There was no reason to believe hostile fire was involved in the crash, CNN said, quoting U.S. officials. "There is an investigation under way," said Tech Sergeant, Cindy Dorfner, a U.S. Air Force spokeswoman in the Horn of Africa office. Each of the CH53 marine transport...

2006-02-17 19:24:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters have crashed in Africa off the coast of Djibouti and two crew members have been found alive but 10 are still missing, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Friday. There was no reason to believe hostile fire was involved in the crash, CNN said, quoting U.S. officials. "There is an investigation under way," said Tech Sergeant, Cindy Dorfner, a U.S. Air Force spokeswoman in the Horn of Africa office. Each of the CH53 marine transport...

2006-02-17 19:07:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters have crashed in Africa off the coast of Djibouti and two crew members have been found alive but 10 are still missing, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Friday. There was no reason to believe hostile fire was involved in the crash, CNN said, quoting U.S. officials. "There is an investigation under," said Tech Sergeant, Cindy Dorfner, a U.S. Air Force spokeswoman in the Horn of Africa office. Each of the CH53 marine transport...

2006-02-07 03:18:55

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have refused to allow passengers to board an Egyptian ferry deemed unsafe, days after another ferry sank killing hundreds of people, a port official said on Tuesday. "The ferry arrived in (the Saudi port of) Duba around midnight on Monday. We made our checks and found it was in a bad state. It was old," a port official in Jeddah told Reuters. The ferry, called Al Salam 94, was forced to return to the Egyptian port of Suez without...

2006-02-06 08:15:19

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Angry Egyptians seeking news of relatives lost aboard the ferry which sank in the Red Sea last week ransacked the office of the vessel's owners on Monday and set fire to the furniture, witnesses said. A crowd of men hurled chairs, filing cabinets and air-conditioning units out of the first floor office, piling them up in front of the building and setting fire to them, Reuters Television footage showed. Police fired tear gas to drive away the chanting crowd...

2006-02-06 05:11:42

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Angry Egyptians awaiting news of relatives who were aboard a ferry which sank in the Red Sea last week ransacked the office of the vessel's owners on Monday and set fire to the furniture, witnesses said. Reuters Television footage showed a crowd of men hurling chairs, filing cabinets and air-conditioning units out of the first floor office, piling them up in front of the building and starting the fire, shouting and chanting as they did so. Witnesses had...

2006-02-06 04:01:02

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptians awaiting news of relatives who were aboard an Egyptian ferry which sank in the Red Sea last week set fire on Monday to the office of the firm which owned the boat, witnesses said. Police used tear gas to drive away the people, who had attacked the office of the As Salam maritime company outside the Egyptian Red Sea port of Safaga. Relatives have been gathered at the port entrance since Friday, when the As Salam 98 sank with nearly 1,400 people on...

2006-02-04 09:12:04

By Tom Perry SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Survivors of the Red Sea ferry disaster said on Saturday the Egyptian captain had fled his burning ship by lifeboat and abandoned them to their fate, as hopes faded of finding some 800 missing people. Some passengers, plucked alive from the sea or from boats after the ferry caught fire and sank early on Friday, said crew members had told them not to worry about the blaze below deck and even ordered them to take off lifejackets. An official at...

2006-02-04 06:15:00

By Tom Perry SAFAGA, Egypt -- Hopes faded on Saturday of finding 800 people missing from an Egyptian ferry which caught fire and sank in the Red Sea in the early hours of Friday. Survivors told of crew keeping lifejackets from passengers and of taking to lifeboats and abandoning passengers to their fate. Despite fire below deck, the listing ship had continued sailing out to sea for hours before disaster struck, they said. Rescuers have pulled 389 survivors and at least 195 bodies from...

2006-02-03 23:03:41

By Tom Perry SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Hopes of finding nearly 900 missing people after an Egyptian ferry sank in the Red Sea faded on Saturday as the search for them entered a second day. Rescuers have already found at least 185 bodies and pulled 314 survivors from the waters near where the 35-year-old ferry Al Salam 98 sank on its journey to Safaga from Duba in northwest Saudi Arabia, one official said. The ferry was carrying 1,272 passengers, mainly Egyptians, and 100 crew when...


Latest Red Sea Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

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2007-12-18 14:34:45

The Silver Moony (Monodactylus argenteus), is a perciform fish found in the Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, North to the Yaeyamas, south to New Caledonia and Australia. This fish is often kept in brackish water aquaria. Silver moony has a silver body in a triangular shape. They have big eyes and crossed with a dark ray. Its fins are silver with yellow reflection.

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2007-04-19 05:56:14

The Bluespotted ribbontail ray, Taeniura lymma, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae, found around coral reefs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands north to southern Japan and south to northern Australia, between latitudes 32° N and 30° S. The bluespotted ribbontail ray is a colorful stingray with large bright blue spots on an oval, elongated disc and with blue longitudinal stripes on the tail. The snout is rounded and angular,...

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2007-04-05 00:11:48

The Spotted garden-eel, Heteroconger hassi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia, at depths of between 22.97 and 147.64 ft (7 and 45 m). Length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm), and the body diameter is up to about .55 in (14 mm). The markings on the spotted garden-eel are variable but usually...

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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.