Kuwait Ports Authority announced halt of maritime traffic AT Shuwaikh and Shuaiba ports due to bad weather conditions on Monday. Navigation will resume at Shuwaikh port once visibility is back to normal, as the country is seeing heavy dust and fast winds, head of marine operations at the port Captain Marzouq Al-Qahtani said.
Visibility went below 1.5 nautical miles and wind speed was recorded at 28 to 31 knots, said Al-Qahtani, adding that several vessels are waiting to enter the port while another ship is ready to leave as soon as weather improves.
Acting Deputy Director of Navigation Operations at Shuaiba port Captain Shuaib Al-Ali, on his part, said that wind speed reached 21 knots and visibility was recorded at 1.5 nautical miles in the port. There are three vessels waiting to exit the port at the moment, while three others would leave when visibility goes back to normal, he added.