Cruise turns to nightmare for six city holidaymakers

By Ryan Crighton

Published: 27/02/2010

Six Aberdeen holidaymakers saw their dream trip turn into a nightmare after the cruise ship taking them around the world crashed into a harbour pier in Egypt, killing three crew.

About 1,500 holidaymakers were forced to abandon the Costa Europa at 5.30am yesterday after she hit the pier at Sharm el-Sheikh in fierce winds, leaving a 7ft hole in the hull.

Three British tourists were injured in the panic as passengers fled the ship fearing for their lives.

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