The MY Emperor Fraser has sunk at Dunraven near Sharm El Sheikh. The incident occurred during the second dive on the afternoon of 16 Dec 09. A change in wind direction caused the Red Sea liveaboard to break free of her mooring lines and head towards the reef. The Captain made the decision to safeguard the 11 divers still in the water by not starting the engines, rather choosing to sacrifice Emperor Fraser on the reef.
The hull was breached in the collision and when the crew were unable to plug the hole the Captain gave the order to abandon ship onto the Zodiacs. Everyone was rescued due to The Emperor Fleet headquarters’ prompt liaising with the Egyptian Navy and other dive boats in the area. The guests were taken safely to the Hilton Dreams Hotel and given new, dry clothes.
Emperor Divers: “Express their thanks to the Egyptian navy and CDWS for their assistance. Emperor Divers is deeply regretful that this unfortunate incident has affected our guests’ holiday and is doing everything possible to provide them with diving in the Sharm and Hurghada areas before they fly home.”
Guests who have made future bookings are requested to contact Emperor Reservations to arrange an alternative liveaboard from the Emperor Fleet for their diving holiday.
If your booking was made with Dive The World, please contact us right away to discuss your next liveaboard holiday diving the Red Sea.
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Source: Emperor Divers.