Ship withdrawn at Yanbu port after accident

The ship Sakizaya Kalon's crew praised the efforts of the port management in towing and docking. (SPA)
Updated 04 September 2018
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Ship withdrawn at Yanbu port after accident

JEDDAH: Yanbu commercial port has withdrawn the ship Sakizaya Kalon after it was involved in a maritime accident while crossing the Suez Canal.
The ship belongs to the agency of the Arab Foundation, which carries the flag of the state of Panama, carrying 66,000 tons of cargo for the Saudi Grains Organization.
The ship was safely towed and berthed at Pier No. 11 without affecting maritime traffic.
The ship’s crew praised the efforts of the port management in towing and docking.
Yanbu commercial port handled 413,824 tons of various types of general cargo during July 2018 compared to 141,066 tons during July 2017 — an unprecedented increase of 193 percent.
The port looks forward to continuing to achieve new accomplishments by attracting shipping lines to highlight its economic position in the region.


Women pit themselves against male drivers in Saudi Arabia’s Formula E race

Updated 21 November 2018
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Women pit themselves against male drivers in Saudi Arabia’s Formula E race

  • The Rookie Test will take place on December 16 at the newly transformed ancient site into Formula E race track
  • The list consists of a varied group of up-and-coming talent along with well-known faces

DUBAI: Women drivers will compete against male counterparts in Formula E’s “Rookie Test” for up and coming drivers after the inaugural Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix race on December 15.

The Rookie Test will take place on December 16 at the newly transformed ancient site into Formula E race track, the Kingdom’s General sports authority said.

Female drivers will line up against male rivals on the grid to take part in the official in-season test for the forthcoming season of the FIA ABB Formula E Championship.

The list consists of a varied group of up-and-coming talent along with well-known faces, including the first Emirati female racing driver, Amna Al-Qubaisi.

Al-Qubaisi has had a steep progression in her career so far, starting karting aged 13, and going on to win the UAE Rotax Max Challenge Championship before more recently competing in Formula 4 with Prema Theodore Racing.

“I'm very proud to be representing women in general and Arabian women in particular. This test drive is another stepping-stone towards my dream of a professional career in motorsports and thanks to the continuous support of Kaspersky Lab, this dream will eventually come true,” Al-Qubaisi said.

Saudi Princess Haifa bint Mohammed bin Saud, Secretary General of the organizing committee for the race, said: “Through the increased participation in and hosting of world-class sports within Vision 2030, we want to inspire the young people of Saudi Arabia towards greater achievement and taking an active role in every part of life.”