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ZIM Rotterdam drifting in Red sea, reason unknown

Sept. 1, 2013 at 05:23 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

On Aug 31 ZIM Rotterdam was actually drifting in northern Red sea since Aug 30, moving around by making tacks at some 2 knots speed.

On Aug 28 vessel was drifting for some time off Egyptian port Sakhna, reportedly for fixing the consequences of the fire, which occurred on Aug 23 or 27. Vessel was en route from Port Klang to Felixstowe. Major General Hassan Fallah, head of the Red Sea Ports Authority, forbade Zim Rotterdam from entering any of the ports on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez on Aug 30. He informed the crew of Zim Rotterdam that they were not welcome to enter the Red Sea Ports in South Sinai or the Red Sea Governorate. No explanation given.

ZIM Rotterdam drifting in Red sea, reason unknown

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