Mega container ship MAERSK SHAMS aground in Suez Canal: UPDATE

Mega container ship MAERSK SHAMS ran aground at 133 kilometer mark, southern part of Suez Canal, at 1530 LTJuly 5, while proceeding in southbound convoy. Traffic is hampered. At 1700 UTC July 5 vessel was still aground, with tugs at grounding site, attempting to refloat the vessel. MARSK SHAMS is en route from Ceuta to Suez.

UPDATE: Vessel was refloated, resumed transit at around 2100 UTC July 5, and after completing transit, was brought to anchor on Suez anchorage at around midnight. At 0200 UTC July 6 vessel was in the same position. No information on damages.

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