Egypt shuts two Mediterranean ports because of bad weather

Container trucks stand in line on the road due to bad weather in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

ALEXANDRIA (Egypt) (Reuters) – Egypt on Monday shut the harbours of two of its Mediterranean ports, Alexandria and Dekheila, as bad weather forced the second closure within a few days.

High waves and wind speeds prevented ships from entering or leaving the ports safely, the Alexandria Port Authority said.

The coastal port city is witnessing bad weather and a dust storm affecting visibility levels, it added.

The two ports were shut on Friday for the same reason and reopened on Saturday.

Reporting by Ahmed Salem in Alexandria, writing by Mahmoud Mourad, editing by David Goodman

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