In the area of Giftun Island near Hurghada, as well as the divers, located south along the coast of the town of Abu Ramad, they heard chilling sounds.
Noises, knocking and crackling, coming from the very bottom, were heard by both tourists and experienced divers. The head of the Society for Saving at Sea and Environmental Protection Hasan al-Teiib offered three versions of the appearance of terrible sounds. First, it can be the songs of large whales.
“Animals can be at a fairly large distance, but the water very well conducts sound waves, and they quickly and for huge distances spread into its thickness,” he explained.
According to another version, it can be “extrusion”, which occurs due to cracks in the seabed formed as a result of earthquakes. The expert recalled that the Red Sea region is a seismically active zone. Thirdly, the reason for the ominous sounds can be the geological exploration work carried out by the oil companies.
Hasan al-Teiib urged not to hurry with hasty conclusions and not to put forward frightening and mysterious theories. The authorities promised to deal with what was happening as soon as possible. For this purpose, a special commission is formed from marine experts, divers and fishermen’s associations. It is planned to even connect Egypt’s naval forces to its work.
Source: Maritime News of Russia