Maritime shipping at Aqaba Port back on after sandstorm

[25-04-2020 10:30 AM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Maritime shipping is back to normal at the Port of Aqaba on Saturday after it came to a halt yesterday after a severe sandstorm packing strong winds struck the region yesterday, according to Jordan Maritime Commission Director General Mohammad Salman.

He said that shipping traffic into and out of the port is business as usual after the sandstorm, which was caused by the season’s first khamsini depression, hit the Red Sea region, including Aqaba, and triggered storms of dust and sand that reduced visibility and sent waves rising.

Salman said that the maritime authority had warned of the storm well ahead of the storm and was today closely monitoring the condition of ships and vessels.

The speed of winds in Aqaba ranged from 25 to 45 knots yesterday that caused rough seas.

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