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Freighter nearly sank approaching Alexandria

June 12, 2015 at 15:45 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

General cargo vessel Alex reported water ingress and risk of sinking on June 12 while approaching Alexandria port, Egypt, en route from Lebanon. Egyptian Salvage assisted the vessel, which was some 4 nm off Alexandria entry breakwater. They managed to take vessel to the port and dock her, according to local media. It is not clear yet what caused water ingress, a hull breach was mentioned.

Freighter nearly sank approaching Alexandria

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