Monday, March 14, 2005
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Saturday confirmed that a Jordanian ship, which disappeared on Jan.4 off the Libyan coasts, sank with 10 Egyptian Sailors on board missing, the official MENA news agency reported. Two months after its disappearance, Libyan and Egyptian authorities concluded that the ship had most probably sunk, an Egyptian Foreign Ministry source was quoted as saying. The ship Alexandros left the Jordanian port of Aqaba for Tunisiavia the Suez Canal on Dec. 31 last year. It sent an SOS on Jan. 4 before disappearing near the Libyan coasts. After strenuous search operations, the Libyan authorities told the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Feb. 1 that the ship was not foundin the Libyan territorial waters.
Jordanian Ship Alexandros