Cargo ship ablaze in Suez Canal
Fire extinguished and investigation underway.
Cargo ship ablaze at southern entrance of Suez Canal
CAIRO: A cargo ship was allegedly set alight Friday in a berth of Port Tawfik, the southern entrance of the Suez Canal, in the first incident to take place since the Aug. 6 inauguration of the canal’s expansion.
Rescue teams from Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and Red Sea Ports Authority (RSPA) put out the fire and rescued all 13-member crew (six Egyptians and seven Indians,) RSPA stated Saturday.
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