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Norwegian Ship Carrying Cargo to Israel Through Suez Reaches Eilat

The S. S. Sylvik, a Norwegian freighter that has been overdue at the Port of Eilat after negotiating the Suez Canal, is safe in port today. Fears had been voiced that it might have been seized by the United Arab Republic while passing through the Canal

The Sylvik brought more than 2,000 tons of sulphur for the phosphate plant in Timnah, north of Eilat. When it finally landed, the captain of the vessel reported that the delay in his passage through the Suez Canal was due to relatively normal causes, involving formation of a southbound convoy, and some further slowing-up because another ship ahead of the Sylvik had developed engine trouble.