An LNG carrier ran aground in the Suez Canal, on February 1, but did not pose any threat to maritime traffic through the waterway.
ore specifically, sources reported that the vessel “Grace Emilia” ran aground at km 125 in Little Bitter Lake, on the southern end of the canal.
The grounding took place as the vessel traveled north through the waterway at a speed of over 9 knots.
However, a few hours after the grounding the vessel was successfully re-floated.
In January, a Norwegian-owned cargo vessel ran aground at the Suez Canal, after suffering a sudden technical failure.
Groundings 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.