Boxship Refloated after Grounding in Suez Canal

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The 153,514 dwt containership which ran aground in the Suez Canal on Thursday was refloated in the early morning hours on April 30, according to GAC.

The vessel resumed its southbound transit to Suez escorted by five tugs.

The ship is “presently anchored in Suez port outer anchorage, without any effects to navigation in Suez port as well to the canal navigation,” GAC Egypt said, adding that there were no reports of damages to the vessel.

According to information from the Suez Canal Authority movement section, the Southbound Convoy, currently at Great Bitter lakes, was due to resume transit later that day, while the Northbound Convoy would be rescheduled.

The vessel, which was the tenth ship in the Southbound convoy of 20 vessels, ran into trouble due to engine problems.

GAC did not disclose the name of the ship to World Maritime News, however, based on the data from Marine Traffic, Portugal-flagged 153,514 dwt containership MSC Fabiola was aground in the Suez while on its way to Salalah, Oman.

World Maritime News Staff

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