Egyptian Navy Checking Vessels for Weapons

Growing safety fears prompt checks.

Egyptian Navy Checking Vessels for Weapons

The Egyptian Navy has launched random checks for weapons on board vessels calling at Egyptian Red Sea ports or transiting the Suez Canal as the country bolsters maritime security efforts amid growing threats to the safety of ships transiting the canal.

Several vessels have been approached by the navy forces and their crews obliged to discharge weapons at Safaga navy base.

All ships calling at Egyptian Red Sea ports or transiting the Suez Canal must declare any weapons onboard to Safaga Port Authority.

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Source: worldmaritimenews.com

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