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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 3, 2006

President Extends Condolences for the Victims in the Sinking of an Egyptian Ferry in the Red Sea

On behalf of the American people, the President extends our deepest condolences for the loss of life in the sinking of the Egyptian ferry "Al Salam Boccacio 98" in the Red Sea. Our thoughts and prayers are with all Egyptians and citizens of other nations who suffered losses in this terrible accident. The United States stands ready to assist the Governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia in the process of rescue and recovery.

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