Egyptian authorities, working in coordination with the Alexandria Port Authority, rescued a crew of a Lebanese cargo ship that sank outside the anchorage area of Alexandria Port, reports Egyptindependent.
The Alexandria Port Authority received a distress signal from the Lebanese ship carrying 3.9 tons of scrap iron.
The rescuers and competent authorities immediately moved to rescue its crew consisting of nine Syrians and one Indian.
The ship was coming from Lebanon to the port of Alexandria and completely sank after it leant on one of its sides.
The Public Prosecution Office was notified to investigate and question the ship’s crew to determine the cause of its sinking.
The Egyptian newspaper al-Mal reported informed sources as saying that the ship had fallen on one of its sides due to the force of the winds that the Mediterranean region witnessed since Friday, and it continues during the current days, due to which the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila port were closed.
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