Suez Canal maritime traffic continued under normal conditions on January 9, after a Norwegian-owned cargo vessel ran aground, before being refloated and towed away.
More specifically, the ship grounded after suffering a sudden technical failure, but the Suez Canal Authority informed that tugs managed to tow the ship.
The grounding on this vital waterway brought back memories from the Ever Given incident. The giant containership got stuck in the Suez Canal in 2021, causing a global trade disruption.
After being dislodged, it was held by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) under court, while eventually, the ship arrived at its planned destination in Rotterdam four months after grounding.
Now, National Marine Dredging won a $272-million contract to dredge a section of the Suez Canal where the Panamanian container ship ran aground.
The project is expected to be completed during 2023, and will extend the canal’s dual-lane capacity in its southern portion from 72 km to 82 km.
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