Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety
Sand erosion has been a problem for lighthouses at Rashid. Earlier lighthouses were on the west side of the entrance, while the current one is on the east side.
Tower Height: 49
Height of Focal Plane: 154
Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Framework tower with a white daymark, white dwelling.
This light is operational
1870: Iron tower with a black lantern. 1967: Two lights (details unavailable).
Date Established: 1870
Date Present Tower Built: 1991
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
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