An LNG carrier ran aground in the Suez Canal, on February 1, but did not pose any threat to maritime traffic through the waterway.
More 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.
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.
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