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Four US military ships ran aground near the Gaza field dock

May 26, 2024

Gaza [Palestine], May 26: Four US Army ships supporting a dock temporarily set up to transport relief supplies to the Gaza Strip have run aground in the rough waters of the eastern Mediterranean and Israel is assisting in the 'rescue' of these ships, according to US Central Command (CENTCOM).
"The ships have been separated from their anchorages and two ships are currently stuck on the sandbank near the dock. The third and fourth ships are stranded on the Israeli coast , near (the city of) Ashkelon," CENTCOM said in a statement. announced on May 25, according to AFP.
"No US personnel entered Gaza . We have not received any reports of injuries and the dock is operating normally," the statement said. CENTCOM also revealed that the Israeli navy is assisting in the "rescue" of stranded ships.
US President Joe Biden announced in March a plan to build a temporary dock on the waters near Gaza 's shore in the context of Israel being accused of hindering the transport of relief goods by road to the blockaded territory. .
Mr. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, told reporters on May 24 that the United Nations World Food Program had deployed 97 trucks carrying aid to Gaza through the port. ship, since the project went into operation on May 17.
In the first days, desperate people stole goods from several trucks moving to the UN warehouse, but the situation has now stabilized, he said.
According to CENTCOM, 1,005 tons of relief goods have been transferred from the sea to the land transfer point in Gaza as of May 24. Of these, 903 tons of relief goods were brought from the transit point to the United Nations warehouse.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper