Oil Tanker Grounds in Suez Canal

A 163,038 DWT oil tanker ran aground at 159 km of the Suez Canal early this morning shortly after it entered the canal, GAC Egypt informed.

The ship’s position corresponds to that of the Sea Landsort which is stopped in the Suez Canal, based on its latest AIS info from Marine Traffic.

The Panama-flagged tanker, built in 1991 was the last ship in the Northbound convoy transiting the canal, according to the Suez Canal Authority.

The grounded Suezmax tanker was refloated at 12: 05 hours local time and was towed by Suez Canal tugs to Suez outer anchorage. 

The cause of the ship’s grounding and the extent of its damage have not been disclosed.

This is the third ship to run aground in the canal in the past two weeks. Just last week a 182,307 DWT bulker Eibhlin ran aground during its transit of the Suez Canal with the Southbound convoy. However, it was refloated shortly after.

At the end of April, MSC Fabiola had a similar fate but it took several days before the ship was pulled free and the traffic returned to normal.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Offshore Wind Europe 2018

The Offshore Wind Europe speaker line-up is supported by executives who are leading the charge…

read more >

Europort 2018

From 15-17 May 2018, the 12th edition of Europort Romania willl take place in the IDU Hall in Constanta…

read more >

Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics Conference & Exhibition

The Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics Conference & Exhibition (15 – 16th November, Houston) is positioned at the forefront of the booming Petrochemical industry in North America.

This industry leading event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for supply chain & logistics professionals, where they meet to do business.

More Info

read more >

DREDGING FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The two-day-long programme offers six highly interactive sessions with contributions from…

read more >