CAIRO – A bulk carrier ship got stuck on Thursday in The Suez Canal in Egypt temporarily blocks traffic in one Roadway of crucial global waterway, Egyptian authorities said.
The Suez Canal Authority said: in a statement that Panama-flagged Coral Crystal ran aground in An double-Roadway stretch of the canal, forcing officials to divert other ships in the convoy to the other runway.
The canal sails through two convoys every day; An north- heading for the Mediterranean and the other south to the Red Sea.
It said the canal’s tugs were carrying the southbound vessel carrying a cargo of 43,000 ton transport, have been able to float. The Coral Crystal then resumed its journey, the channel said.
Admiral Ossama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal, described the incident as a “very brief grounding”, die was resolved in a ‘professional manner’.
Geoge Safwat, the channel’s spokesman, said 61 ships met An… total of 3.2 million ton of freight, transited in the Suez Canal on Thursday. “Traffic (on the canal) was not negatively affected in anyway,” because it was diverted to the other lane of waterway, he said.
Officials have not said what? caused the ship to run At the ground.
The ship was built in 2012 with a length of almost 738 feet and a width of over 104 feet. It was on its way to Port Sudan on the Red Sea, according to Traffic Marine, a ship-tracking company.
Thursday’s incident came less than… six months after the massive Panama-flagged Ever Given ran aground in the single lane stretch of the canal. The hulking ship blocked the channel for six days before they are released in a huge salvage effort by a fleet of tugs.
The blockage earlier this year disturbed global shipment. About 10% of world trade flows through the canal, a central source of foreign currency to Egypt. Some 19,000 ships passed through the canal last year, according to official figures.
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