The world's safest waterway...that is the claim some people are now making about the Suez?
The world's safest waterway...that is the claim some people are now making about the Suez Canal. Having ben closed for several years, the famous water way linking the Mediterranean with the Rod Sea is due for reopening. The canal has been cleared of war debris ;by team from several Navies, including the United States, Britain and France. One Naval Officer estimated that over 42,000 pieces of military ordinance have been al ared from the water, including a complete French-built Mirage jet fighter aircraft, recovered only a few weeks ago.
On Wednesday (14 May) newsmen spoke to people responsible for the Canal clearance operation, and the Chief Pilot of the Suez Canal Authority, Kamal Hamza:
Reporters also spoke to Commander David Elliott of the British Royal Navy: