Failed Terrorist Attack on Suez Canal
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, MV Cosco Aisia, hoisting the Panamanian flag. The attempt failed with no damage, whatsoever, either to the ship or its cargo of containers.
The situation was dealt with by 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.