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>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 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 1

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

Belgian Offshore Days 2020

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >

World Future Ports Summit 2020

This event will bring together ports and maritime shipping professionals from global leading companies and authorities to discuss recent digital technologies…

read more >