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
Cruise Ship Crash in Egypt Kills 3
A Costa Europa cruise liner lists after it collided with the dock in Sharm el-Sheik resort, Egypt, Friday, killing three crew.   (AP Photo)

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. (More Costa Cruises stories.)

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