Egyptian Passenger Ship Sinks

An Egyptian passenger ship has sunk in the Red Sea.

The ship was carrying close to fourteen hundred people, thirteen hundred of them Egyptians.

Egyptian maritime officials say bodies have been seen floating near where the cruise liner disappeared.

Lifeboats containing people have also been spotted in the vicinity where the ship was last seen on radar.

Officials say, the ship called "Salaam 98" disappeared from radar screens shortly after sailing from a port in western Saudi Arabia last night.

It was supposed to arrive in an Egyptian port this morning.
Rescuers are looking for survivors.