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Suez Canal Authority says attack attempted on container ship

Posted By admin On September 1, 2013 @ 5:30 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
September 1, 2013

A “terrorist” staged an unsuccessful attack on a container ship passing through the Suez Canal on Saturday, in an attempt to disrupt the flow of ships through the waterway, the head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Memish said.

The Suez Canal is a key global shipping line which is secured by the armed forces.

“One of the terrorist elements has carried out a failed attempt to affect the movement of ships in the Suez Canal by targeting one of the passing ships, Cosco Asia,” Memish said in a statement about the Panama-flagged ship.

“The attempt failed completely and there was no damage to the ship or the containers it carried. The situation was dealt with strictly by the armed forces,” he said, adding that the traffic of ships is moving normally.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Suez-Canal-Authority-says-attack-attempted-on-container-ship-324903

[2] Report: Iran planned to bomb Israeli ship in Suez Canal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-iran-planned-to-bomb-israeli-ship-in-suez-canal.html

[3] North Korean ship caught smuggling weapons and missile material through Panama Canal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korean-ship-caught-smuggling-weapons-and-missile-material-through-panama-canal.html

[4] Shippers Concerned Over Possible Suez Canal Disruptions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/shippers-concerned-over-possible-suez-canal-disruptions.html

[5] Iranian naval ships enter Mediterranean via Suez: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iranian-naval-ships-enter-mediterranean-via-suez.html

[6] Iranian navy ships return from Syria through Suez: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iranian-navy-ships-return-from-syria-through-suez.html

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