CAIRO: A Kuwaiti containership was released Thursday after being fined 28 million EGP ($3.6 million) over hitting an Egyptian fishing boat in the Red Sea in December, leading to the death of 28 fishermen in December, Youm7 reported.
Safat containership was seized for over a month after the Fagr al-Islam boat sank. The families of the 28 drowned fishermen will receive 750,000 EGP each, and 13 injured fishermen who survived the incident will each be handed 250,000 EGP in compensation.
Three million EGP have been allocated to the owner of the sunken Badr al-Islam, according to the ruling of Tur Sinai Misdemeanor Court.
Of the 28 dead fishermen, 25 of their bodies have been recovered while three are still missing, and 18 were rescued, according to Youm7.
The government had dispensed 10,000 EGP to each of the families of those killed, and 5,000 EGP for each injured person.