Mega boxship COSCO Asia attacked by terrorists in Suez Canal?
The head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Memish made a statement on Aug 31 13, saying that a terrorist attempt to attack one of the vessels transiting Suez Canal was foiled by armed forces. Terrorists targeted Chinese mega container ship COSCO Asia. What happened exactly, is unclear. Reuters cited some “shipping sources” which said to agency, that “sounds of two explosions were heard as the ship (presumably COSCO Asia - Editor) passed through waterway”.
COSCO Asia voyage as it seems, wasn’t hampered by an accident, vessel safely transited Canal in South – North direction, and as of morning Sep 1 was under way in Mediterranean sea en route to Hamburg.