Monday, April 17, 2006
A Kuwaiti cargo ship collided Sunday with an Egyptian boat at the Northern entrance of Port Saeed causing material damage for the Egyptian vessel, the Suez Canal authority said. It added in a statement the collision, which caused damage to the right side of the Egyptian boat, took place while Kuwaiti cargo ship Hamurabi was entering Port Saeed. Makka was undergoing works in the Port while the Hamurabi, with cargo volume of 43,000 tons, was awaiting turn to pass. Middle East News Agency (MENA) said the sponsor of the cargo ship pledged to pay for the damages thus triggering the Port's authority to allow it to pass.