Egyptian freighter disabled, under tow
General cargo vessel AL MINUFIYAH suffered engine and machinery failure some 190 nm south of Jeddah, Red Sea, while ballasting from Dammam Saudi Arabia to Suez, in July. Last available AIS dated July 6, vessel was under way at some 6 knots speed. Salvage tug was contracted from, understood, Egyptian tugs operating company. Vessel was taken on tow to be towed to Suez (Tawfiq). Towage still under way.