The Sudan expedition temporarily put on hold

Le Transnational Red Sea Center was forced to suspend its first expedition season along the Sudanese coasts this summer. The sailboat Fleur de Passion, which left from Aqaba/Eilat towards Sudan on Tuesday 20 July, is stranded in Egypt after running aground in the southern Gulf of Aqaba, early Wednesday morning. The ten people on board (four crew members and six Swiss and international scientists), all of whom were unharmed, were taken in charge by the Egyptian Navy and transferred to Sharm el-Sheikh, while the 33-metre Swiss sailing boat will have to be towed to the Egyptian port so that the damage can be accurately assessed, and repairs carried out as soon as possible.

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