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2015-08-06 Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion Ismailia, Egypt
C. 2015-07-25 Egypt holds trial run on second Suez Canal Suez Canal, Egypt
D. 2013-08-31 Attack on Suez Canal ship 'foiled' Suez Canal, Egypt
4. 2010-03-05 Pirates seize Norwegian tanker Madagascar
5. 2009-08-14 Missing ship 'found' off Africa West Africa
6. 2009-04-14 Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship but fail Somalia
H. 2009-04-11 U.S.-flagged ship nears Kenya Mombasa, Kenya
8. 2007-10-30 Crew retakes ship after fight with pirates Somalia
J. 2002-10-01 Transport minister quits Senegal

Egypt holds trial run on second Suez Canal Map of Suez Canal Egypt  The first cargo ships have passed through Egypt's second Suez Canal, amid tight security, ahead of the new official opening next month Attack on Suez Canal ship 'foiled' Map of Suez Canal Egypt  Egyptian officials say they have foiled an attack on a container ship which was aimed at disrupting shipping in the busy Suez Canal   Pirates seize Norwegian tanker  Pirates have hijacked UBT Ocean off the coast of Madagascar and are steering the ship toward Somalia Missing ship 'found' off Africa
Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion Map of Ismailia Egypt

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Aug.6   Egypt
  Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it
Jul.25   Egypt

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Aug.31   Egypt

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Mar.5   Madagascar

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Aug.14   West Africa
  A missing merchant ship with 15 Russian crew members on board has been spotted off the coast of West Africa

Apr.14   Somalia
  The pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at the Liberty Sun bound for Mombasa. The ship sustained damage
Apr.11   Kenya U.S.-flagged ship nears Kenya Map of Mombasa Kenya
  Maersk Alabama, whose captain is being held by pirates, is expected to arrive at the Port of Mombasa

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Oct.30   Somalia   Crew retakes ship after fight with pirates
  The crew members of a North Korean freighter regained control of their ship from pirates who hijacked the vessel
 The Koreans moved against the attackers after the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams, responding to reports of the hijacking, ordered the pirates to give up their weapons

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Oct.1   Senegal   Transport minister quits
  Youssouf Sakho resigned. The nation's defense minister, Youba Sambou, also was expected to resign

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