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Vessel flying flag of Togo veers from Tripoli Port towards Syrian territorial waters

Damascus - The Syrian Ports Directorate disclosed in a statement on Sunday that "a vessel flying the flag of Togo and bearing the name of Massa, with two sailors on board, lost its moorings in the Port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon, and thus, veered towards the waters of the Syrian southern province of Tartous, due to high winds and sea waves."

"Workers at Tripoli Port tried to rescue the ship, after obtaining the approval of the Syrian Ports' Administration, but failed because of bad weather," the statement added, noting that the two sailors on board are in good health and responding to communication, and will be rescued tomorrow once the storm subsides.

It is to note that the Syrian authorities had closed on Sunday the trade ports of Latakia and Tartous due to the prevailing bad weather conditions.

Source: National News Agency