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Operations resume at Kuwait ports after dust storm subsides

KUWAIT: Regular operations at the Kuwaiti ports have resumed after weather conditions improved across the country, Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) said yesterday. Director of Operations at Shuwaikh Port Captain Bader Al-Enezi said that the normal navigation to and from the harbor resumed at 8:00 pm after activities were temporarily suspended.

Although horizontal visibility has improved, the weather remains unstable, thus vigilance is warranted, he said, alluding to the receding dust storm that peaked throughout the country on Tuesday, causing sea navigation to and from the Kuwaiti ports to be halted.

Horizontal visibility dropped to less 500 meters on Tuesday. Air aviation was not affected with yesterday’s storm. Kuwait often witnesses such storms, latest of which was said to have come from neighboring Iraq. – KUNA

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