Capesize NEW KATERINA aground with water ingress in Suez Canal, traffic stopped: UPDATE
As of 0730 UTC Feb 26, NEW KATERINA is still aground, meanwhile Suez Canal is working one-way. No new information on NEW KATERINA present condition. Vessel is in load, reportedly it’s iron ore.
Bulk carrier NEW KATERINA ran aground in Suez Canal at around 1400 LT Feb 25 while transiting in southern direction, and suffered a hole in fore part, reportedly with massive water ingress. It is not clear yet what happened, but according to locals, vessel was intentionally grounded to avoid worse development. Canal reportedly is closed for traffic in both directions. Vessel is en route from Yuzhniy Ukraine to Qingdao China, meaning NEW KATERINA is in load. On a photo grounded NEW KATERINA.