EGYPT: Clear the Canal

A Dutch diver named Flip Gwoud suited up aboard a Danish launch at the southern entrance to the Suez Canal. Then he slid over the side to mark the sunken wreck of the Egyptian frigate Abikir. Minutes later the Danish tug Protector chugged past to start work on a wrecked dredger blockading passage eight miles farther north. Thus at last the U.N. salvage fleet began its huge job of clearing the 40 wrecks that block the Suez Canal.

Under leadership of the U.S.'s Lieut. General (ret.) Raymond A. Wheeler, former Panama Canal engineer,...

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