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Orient Queen sinks in Beirut, two crew dead

Orient Queen sinks in Beirut, two crew dead

The Orient Queen cruise ship capsized overnight in Beirut, taking water at its berth after a deadly blast in Lebanon on Tuesday night.

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Media reports say that two people died on a cruise ship and seven others were injured.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, the two deceased were from the Philippines.

The cruise ship is flagged in the Bahamas and operated by Abou Merhi Cruises. Orient Queen had returned from a 22-day trip to her home port in Beirut.

Built in 1989, Orient Queen was able to accommodate 300 guests and 153 crew members.

Maritime Business World 

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