Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter

December 20, 2014 8:20 PM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship with manslaughter in connection with a collision in the Red Sea this month that killed 25 Egyptian fishermen, state news agency MENA said on Saturday.

The fishing boat capsized after colliding with the Panamanian-flagged ship al-Safat after the container vessel had passed through the Suez Canal on its way to Saudi Arabia.

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