ADC Extends its Condolences to those Affected by Capsized Boat
March 31, 2006 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee extends its condolences to the family and friends of those affected by yesterday‘s cruise boat capsize. At least 57 people have been confirmed dead and 13 remain missing after the boat overturned in the Persian Gulf of Bahrain on Thursday night. According to reports, the boat was chartered by Nass-Murray & Roberts, the lead contractor in the Bahrain World Trade Center project, and was carrying 137 passengers.
Among the dead were citizens of Bahrain, India, Great Britain, South Africa, Singapore, Egypt, Pakistan, Philippines, Ireland, Germany, Bangladesh, the United States, and Nepal, among others. The deadly capsize comes just two months after an Egyptian ferry sank in rough waters in the Red Sea, killing approximately 1000 passengers.
ADC President Mary Rose Oakar said, “ADC‘s thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected by this terrible tragedy.”