Briton killed in Egypt dive boat fire named

A woman who died along with two other Britons in a dive boat fire in Egypt’s Red Sea would “be missed beyond words”, her family have said.

Christina Quinn, 58, chief executive of St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth, was a “rock for many”, according to a statement.

Initial reports suggest the fire was caused by an electrical fault in the boat’s engine room at 06:30 local time on Sunday.

Ms. Quinn was one of 15 people invited to spend a week on the ship.

The boat, which left Port Ghalib on June 6, was due to return from the sea on Sunday.

A statement from Ms Quinn’s family said she was “a sister, a daughter, a wife, an aunt, a friend and a rock to many”.

Last month, she took on a new CEO role at St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth after previously working as director of the NHS South West Leadership Academy.

Tour operator Scuba Travel said 12 Britons on board went for an early morning briefing on Sunday, but three others, including Ms Quinn, did not as they “apparently decided not to dive” this morning- there.

In a statement, the company said the “severity of the fire” meant the 12 divers present at the briefing were immediately evacuated to another nearby boat.

They were followed by the 14 crew members, including the captain and two dive guides, after attempts to reach the missing guests failed, he added.

The identity of the other two British victims has not yet been released.

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