Syrian ports closed for maritime navigation due to prevailing weather conditions

Lattakia, SANA- The General Directorate for Ports on Tuesday announced that all ports in Lattakia and Tartous were closed for maritime navigation due to the prevailing weather conditions.

Head of Ports General Directorate Gen. Ammar Makhlouf told SANA’s reporter that the ports of Lattakia and Tartous, the oil downstream of Banias Refinery and the small ports were closed due to high speed of the winds which has reached 40 km /h and is expected to reach up to 90km/h in the upcoming hours.

Makhlouf indicated that all the required measures have been taken and all cadres are put in a state of alert to minimize any losses that may result from the weather conditions.

H. Zain/ R. al-Jazaeri

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