Greek capesize and Maersk boxship mishap in Suez Canal
Container ship Susan Maersk ran aground at dawn Apr 18 on 94 kilometer mark, Suez Canal, while transiting in northern direction in dense fog. Vessel was refloated at around midday. It is not clear what happened, and how. Reuters and other media said that actually two ships ran aground, Susan Maersk and capesize bulk carrier Margret Oldendorff, which was also proceeding in northern direction. Unconfirmed reports say vessel allided before grounding. Susan Maersk said to get off safe without damages, while Margret Oldendorff suffered a hole, which didn’t disable her. One fact is proven so far – Susan Maersk did ran aground, and was refloated several hours later.
Container ship Susan Maersk en route from Tanjung Pelepas to Barcelona. At 1430 UTC Apr 18 vessel was under way in Suez Canal moving in northern direction.
Bulk carrier Margret Oldendorff en route from Richards Bay SAR to Europe. At 1430 UTC Apr 18 vessel was under way in the Med, off Port Said.