Mameesh: An attempt to blot the SC traffic failed, the traffic is normal
Saturday, August 31, 2013
On Saturday August 31, 2013, a terrorist act was directed to traffic at the Suez Canal. The terrorists targeted one of the ships going through the waterway, M.V. COSCO ASIA, hoisting the Panamanian flag. The attempt completely failed with no damage, whatsoever, either to the ship or its cargo of containers.
The situation was dealt with in a very decisive manner by the Egyptian armed forces, and the vessel resumed its trip safely to the port of destination, while Suez Canal navigation is back to normal and ship traffic is quite regular.
On Sunday September 1, 2013, 51 vessels transited the Suez Canal in both directions. Meanwhile, the General Command of the Armed Forces called for intensifying security measures along the waterway as well as its approaches and inlets. It is worthy to note that the traffic is quite regular and the situation is as stable as normal. Admiral Mameesh is right now on board of MSC Busan that is transiting the Canal northbound.
13th century BCE, A
canal is constructed between the Nile Delta and the Red Sea. For the following centuries,
the canal was only partially maintained...
1854, By a French initiative,
the viceroy of Egypt, Said Pasha, decides for a project to build a canal from the
Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea...
1858, La Compagnie Universelle
du Canal Maritime de Suez is formed to construct the canal.
17 Nov 1869, With great
splendour, the canal is opened for navigation. Dimensions were 22 metre in bottom
width, 58 metre in surface width, and a depth of 8 metres...
2 Mar 1888, The Convention
of Constantinople guaranteed right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal
during war and peace...
13 Jun 1956, Suez Canal
Zone restored to Egypt.
26 Jul 1956, Egypt nationalized
the Suez Canal.
5 Jun 1975, Suez Canal