Shipping traffic was flowing normally on Egypt’s Suez Canal on Wednesday, until two tankers, briefly collided in the canal.
n particular, the accident happened between the Singapore-flagged liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier BW Lesmes and the Cayman Islands-flagged oil products tanker Burri.
However, the Suez Canal Authority after the accident, was able to to quickly deploy tugboats and traffic resumed along the canal within a few hours.
The cause of the collision is still unknown and there are no provided sources with further details. As informed, it is not yet known what impact the collision has had on vessels waiting to cross the major international shipping lane.
However, the canal authority announced that the traffic through the Suez Canal has resumed normally, hours after the collision of two vessels temporarily caused delays.
BREAKING: SUEZ TANKER CRASH
MarineTraffic has received eye-witness report from the #SuezCanal that 2 tankers have collided. The reported incident involves the Burri, a Cayman island tanker, and the BW Lesmes, a Singapore flagged LNG tanker.
— MarineTraffic (@MarineTraffic) August 22, 2023