Om el-Kheir, a cargo vessel, has caught fire while being berthed in Port Tawfik, the southern entrance of the Suez Canal.
The incident is the first one since the inauguration of the New Suez Canal, which took place on August 6.
On Friday, the vessel, which has been berthed there since April due to transporting licenses issues, was allegedly set alight.
According to the authority, the navigation at the entrance of the Suez Canal was no affected.
An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the incident.