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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