Cunard Lines QE2 was placed under a security alert in Alexandria, Egypt today after the company received information that threats were made against the ship and its passengers. The Queen Elizabeth 2 was the standard bearer of the cruise industry for many years and fears that she may be a target for terrorists was the underpinning of the alert.
Carol Marlow, the president of Cunard, owner of the QE2, said the company had received “certain information” and increased the security surrounding the 67,000-tonne ship.
She added: “We take these sort of things very seriously and, while we do not actually believe there is any cause for alarm, we have put the ship on a higher level of security.
“We are working with the Egyptian authorities and shore security has been increased. All our excursions from the QE2 are going ahead as planned.” via the Scotsman.com News