Egypt: Who Is Rocking the Boats?

Were the explosions caused by mines? If so, who laid them and why? No one is saying. What is known, however, is that at least nine merchant vessels of different national registries, including at least one Soviet ship, have been rocked at sea by mysterious blasts since early July. According to Lloyd's Shipping Intelligence, an arm of Lloyd's of London, the hazardous zones appear to be at the northern and southern ends of the Red Sea. One Dutch captain reported that his cargo ship was "mixed up in a minefield" off the coast of North Yemen, as reported by...

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