Quantcast

Latest Red Sea Stories

2006-02-19 10:01:30

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ten crew members died when two U.S. military helicopters crashed off the coast of Djibouti on Friday, the U.S. military in the Horn of Africa country said on Sunday. "The Department of Defense confirmed the deaths of 10 CH-53E crewmembers as a result of the crash that occurred off the coast of northern Djibouti Friday," it said. The two helicopters carried a total of 12 crew. The military earlier said two were rescued.

2006-02-18 11:12:11

NAIROBI (Reuters) - All 12 crew members from two U.S. military helicopters that crashed off Djibouti on Friday have been accounted for, the U.S. military in the Horn of Africa country said on Saturday. "Next of kin notifications are still ongoing; therefore, no further information regarding the status of, or condition of, the crew members will be released at this time," it said in a statement. It had earlier on Saturday said 10 crew members were still missing after the crash of two...

2006-02-18 06:45:13

NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. and allied forces searched on Saturday for 10 crew members still missing a day after two Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the coast of Djibouti, the hub of U.S. counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa. "We always have hope of finding survivors," U.S. military spokeswoman Major S.A. Romano told Reuters by phone from the tiny Red Sea state. Two crew members rescued by the Djiboutian military on Friday were in a stable condition, said a statement...

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...


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...

39_d7cddd3b62315423d339737f87b919f3
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.

39_f72f032219426589d6bd4350e0f7d13f
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,...

39_c8e5bb16af738383a395b96f79e22da4
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...

More Articles (10 articles) »
Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
Related