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Efforts to refloat grounded vessel (UPDATED)

  • calendar

    24 March 2021

  • location

    Suez Canal, Egypt



Efforts continued this morning (24 March) to float the 199,489 GT container vessel which ran aground at km 151 of the Suez Canal yesterday, blocking the waterway.

Suez Canal tugs were working to free the 400 metre LOA laden vessel but wind conditions and its size of were hindering the operation.

UPDATE 12:00 hours local time: According to information from the Suez Canal Authority, the grounded vessel has been partially refloated and is now alongside the Canal bank. Convoys and traffic are expected to resume as soon as vessel is towed to another position.

GAC is not associated with the grounded vessel. We are sharing Suez Canal Authority information through our daily Hot Port News bulletin as it becomes available, and are not in a position to elaborate or comment further. For further details, we suggest you approach the Suez Canal Authority or the vessel owner directly.

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