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Five ships collide at Suez Canal

A total of five ships collided in the Suez Canal, on July 15. Namely, the container ship ‘Aeneas’ experienced an engine failure and stopped, causing three bulk carriers Panamax Alexander, Sakizaya Kalon and Osios David to collide as they weren’t able to stop. A little later, the container ship NYK Orpheus hit Panamax Alexander.

Tanker damages hull after scrapping bottom in Suez Canal

The Okeanis crude oil tanker ‘Kimolos’ sustained damages to its hull after contacting bottom while transiting Suez Canal on July 13. Okeanis Eco Tankers informed that there were no injuries or pollution from the incident. The vessel continued its transit under its own power, heading to a safe anchorage.

Tanker grounded while transiting Suez Canal

As the Suez Canal Authority informed, a 105,542 DWT tanker suffered a steering failure as it was transiting of the Canal on the afternoon, local time of 13 February. Suez Canal tugs took immediate action to refloat the vessel. No damages were reported, and both convoys, South- & North-bound, are operating.

Swedish Club: Suez Canal grounding with pilot onboard

The Swedish P&I Club has issued its Monthly Safety Scenario for August 2016 regarding a grounding incident with pilot onboard at Suez Canal, in order to assist owners in their efforts of complying with the loss prevention initiative.

Crude oil tanker grounds in Suez Canal

GAC Egypt reported that an oil tanker ran aground at 159 km of the Suez Canal at about 0850 hours local time on May 11, 2016, shortly after it entered the canal

Fire breaks out at Port Said container terminal

The 13,092-TEU containership COSCO HOPE collided with gantry crane boom while leaving eastern Port Said container terminal around midnight on May 2. Local media reports that a fire broke out causing damage to twenty containers, at least two people were injured.

DMAIB report on EMMA Maersk

Flooding of engine room on February 2013 The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) has issued Marine Accident Report on…


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