Egyptian passenger ferry sinks in Red Sea
CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- An aging Egyptian passenger ferry carrying more than 1,400 people has sunk in the Red Sea off the Saudi coast, officials say.
State-run television said 12 survivors had been found, and 15 "victims."
"Our understanding now is that there are survivors," said Egyptian Minister of Transport Mohamed Loutfy Mansour about the Al Salam Boccaccio 98, citing reports from helicopter pilots. "There are lifeboats."