Pilgrims Start Arriving By Sea, First Vessel Docks in Jeddah

Jeddah, The first ship of pilgrims from the port of Swakin in Sudan arrived today at Jeddah Islamic Port.

The pilgrims were received by the commander of Hajj passports, Major General Khalid bin Fahad Al-Juaed and a number of officials.

"This is the first journey through Jeddah Islamic Port, during which the procedures of entering 1470 pilgrims have been completed with comfort and ease." Major General Al-Juaed said.

Source: Saudi Press Agency