Salem Express



DescriptionOn 17 December 1991, while on a voyage from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Safaga, Egypt, with more than 600 passengers, the ship struck a reef about 0130 hrs and sank within 10 minutes. Official toll is 470 lives lost, but local lore[citation needed] says many more and that the ship was overcrowded with unlisted passengers returning from pilgrimage to Mecca. The ship is a popular scuba dive site. Details
Year1991
Nationaliy of ShipSaudi Arabia
Lives Lost470
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_Express