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Maersk says to divert ships around Africa


Shipping giant Maersk said Friday that it would divert all vessels around Africa instead of using the Red Sea and Suez Canal for the "foreseeable future" after its merchant ships were attacked.

The Danish company cited a "highly volatile" situation and noted that the security risk "continues to be at a significantly elevated level," and that it had "therefore decided that all Maersk vessels due to transit the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden will be diverted south around the Cape of Good Hope for the foreseeable future," it said in a statement.

Source(s): AFP
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