Toxic vessel allowed into Suez Canal

PORT SAID — An asbestos-laden French warship has been allowed by Egypt to enter the Suez canal on its passage to India for dismantling, after a week of controversy, Egyptian officials told journalists yesterday.

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Published: Tue 24 Jan 2006, 9:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 2:53 PM

The decommissioned French aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, was prevented from sailing through the Suez canal for a week because of fears over the amount of toxic chemicals it contained, before Cairo ruled it was safe enough to make the voyage.

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