Makkah Initiates Dredging in Damietta Port’s Access Channel

Rear Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA) said that in a quick and unconditional response, Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has agreed that the SCA-owned dredger (Makkah), would start an urgent dredging work at the access channel of Damietta Port (DP) after the seasonal storms DP encountered during this winter.

DP usually faces sedimentation annually with varying quantities from one year to another.

Saleh added that dredging aims to secure the entry of the giant ships, the port used to receive lately after DPA deepened the access channel and the turning basin of the port to facilitate accommodation of vessels with a 14.5 meter draft in accordance with The Maritime Declaration No. 3 /2016.