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Work halted at Kuwaiti ports due to bad weather
September 8, 2013, 4:36 pm

Operations at Kuwait's three ports of Doha, Shuwaikh and Shuaiba were halted on Sunday due to limited sight as a result of dusty weather conditions, said the Kuwait ports authority (KPA).

The halt is for a short-term period until weather conditions improve, as horizontal vision dropped to less than quarter a nautical mile, said operations chief at the port Marzouq Al-Qahtani.

The move was carried out on safety grounds, and in accordance with International Maritime Organisation regulations stating that work should halt if sight reaches less than three nautical miles, he added.

Thus far, one vessel is awaiting entry to the port with another one pending departure.

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