• Short Summary

    THE ISRAELI TRANSPORT MINISTRY ANNOUNCED TONIGHT IN JERUSALEM THAT THE VESSEL HAD CLEARED THE SUEZ CANAL AND WAS ON ITS WAY TO EIGHT WHERE IT WAS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

  • Description

    THE ISRAELI TRANSPORT MINISTRY ANNOUNCED TONIGHT IN JERUSALEM THAT THE VESSEL HAD CLEARED THE SUEZ CANAL AND WAS ON ITS WAY TO EIGHT WHERE IT WAS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

    IT WILL LOAD PHOSPHATES FOR EXPORT TO EUROPE AND MAKE A RETURN TRIP THROUGH THE CANAL, THIS TIME FROM SOUTH TO NORTH, THE ANNOUNCEMENT SAID.

    ??? ISRAEL ??? NOV 2, REUTER - WITH THE FIRST ISRAELI CARGO IN 20 YEARS FINALLY CLEARED THROUGH THE SUEZ CANAL, SHIPPING CIRCLES IN THIS SOUTHERN PORT SAID TODAY THAT ANY SIMILAR HOLDUP IN FUTURE COULD MAKE T HE WATERWAY TOO EXPENSIVE FOR ISRAEL TO USE.

    THE GREEK FREIGHTER OLYMPUS, WITH 9,000 TONS OF CEMENT FOR ISRAEL, WAS ALLOWED TO SAIL THROUGH THE 100-MILE (160 KM) WATERWAY THIS MORNING FOLLOWING A DAY-LONG WRANGLE OVER PAYMENT OF CANAL DUES.

    THE 8,500 TON SHIP WITH ITS 27 CREW WAS EXPECTED TO EMERGE FROM THE SOUTHERN EXIT OF THE CANAL THIS EVENING AND THEN MAKE THE FINAL DAY'S JOURNEY AROUND THE COAST OF SINAI TO THIS PORT AT THE HEAD OF THE GULF OF AQABA.

    T???S PEOPLE AND TOURISTS SUNBATHING ON THE BEACHES OF THIS WINTER HOLIDAY RESORT WERE READY TO WELCOME THE SHIP, WHICH WAS ALLOWED TO MAKE THE PASSAGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SEPTEMBER INTERIM PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND EGYPT.

    THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT IS PLAYING DOWN THE HISTORIC EVENT - ALTHOUGH THE SHIP'S SAFE PASSAGE THROUGH THE CANAL IS RECOGNISED AS A FURTHER SYMBOLIC GESTURE OF EGYPT'S WISH TO BEGIN NORMALISING RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL.

    OFFICIALS HAVE TOLD REPORTERS PRACTICALLY NOTHING ABOUT THE S??? VOYAGE FROM A PORT IN ROMANIA, THE ONLY COMMUNIST STATE WHICH STILL HAS DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL
    CLEARLY NOT WISHING TO JEOPARDISE THE SHIP'S PASSAGE THROUGH THE CANAL, THE OFFICIALS HAVE DONE NO MORE THAN CONFIRM REPORTS FROM EGYPT THAT THE VESSEL WAS MAKING THE TRIP.

    SHIPPING CIRCLES, HOWEVER, SAID THAT WHAT THEY CONSIDERED EGYPT'S +DELAYING TACTICS+ BEFORE LETTING THE VESSEL THROUGH WERE NOT AN AUSPICIOUS START FOR FUTURE PASSAGE OF ISRAELI CARGOES.

    ACCORDING TO CAIRO REPORTS, THE VESSEL'S JOURNEY WAS DELAYED BECAUSE OF A MIX-UP OVER THE PAYMENT OF 16,00 DOLLARS REQUIRED BY THE CANAL AUTHORITY.

    BUT SHIPPING CIRCLES SAID IF OTHER VESSELS WERE TO BE KEPT HANGING ABOUT AT PORT SAID OR SUEZ, AT EACH AND OF THE CANAL, IT MIGHT PROVE ECONOMICALLY UNFEASIBLE FOR ISRAEL TO USE THE WATERWAY.

    NEVERTHELESS, THE GENERAL HOPE HERE WAS THAT AFTER INIAL DELAYS OVER THE FIRST CARGO, FUTURE SHIPMENT WOULD GO THROUGH SMOOTHLY.

    IF THE RIGHT OF PASSAGE - WITHDRAWN FROM ISRAEL AFTER THE LATE PRESIDENT ??? ABDUL NASSER CAME TO POWER IN 1952 - WAS RE-ESTABLISHED, ABOUT ONE THIRD OF A MILLION TONS OF CARGO PASSING THROUGH THE CANAL WOULD PROBABLY BE HANDLED AT EILAT EACH YEAR.

    AMERICAN AND AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING LINES ARE ALSO UNDERSTOOD TO BE ??? HOW THE FIRST PASSAGE GOES BEFORE REROUTING SOME OF THEIR TRAFFIC THROUGH THE CANAL AND ISRAEL'S MEDITERRANEAN PORTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YGZL07WPB8H9IGD1IG2K0XBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YGZL07WPB8H9IGD1IG2K0XBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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