Two US warships enter Egypt's Suez Canal

By REUTERS
March 2, 2011 09:38




ISMAILIA, Egypt - Two US amphibious assault ships, the Kearsarge and the Ponce, entered Egypt's Suez Canal on Wednesday, on their way to the Mediterranean, a canal official said.

The ships were at the southern mouth of the canal, the official said, adding that they were expected to pass through by 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) or 4:00 p.m. (1400 GMT).

The USS Kearsarge and the USS Ponce entered accompanied by tugs to secure their passage, the canal official said.


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