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Ship withdrawn at Yanbu port after accident

Ship withdrawn at Yanbu port after accident

JEDDAH: Yanbu commercial port has withdrawn the ship Sakizaya Kalon after it was involved in a maritime accident while crossing the Suez Canal.

The ship belongs to the agency of the Arab Foundation, which carries the flag of the state of Panama, carrying 66,000 tons of cargo for the Saudi Grains Organization.

The ship was safely towed and berthed at Pier No. 11 without affecting maritime traffic.

The ship’s crew praised the efforts of the port management in towing and docking.

Yanbu commercial port handled 413,824 tons of various types of general cargo during July 2018 compared to 141,066 tons during July 2017 — an unprecedented increase of 193 percent.

The port looks forward to continuing to achieve new accomplishments by attracting shipping lines to highlight its economic position in the region.