Capesize bulk carrier grounding in Suez, bottom breach. Prev news CORRECTION
According to the inside information, capesize EASTERN BUND suffered blackout and ran aground, suffering bottom hull breach, but she has double bottom, so understood there’s no water ingress. Bulk carrier said to be under tow to Suez. HAPPY DELTA didn’t suffer any trouble.
General cargo vessel reportedly was disabled at around noon Oct 4 while transiting Suez Canal in southern direction, above Bitter Lakes. Vessel was immediately assisted by Canal tugs and towed to Bitter Lakes. Vessel suffered a blackout, said GAG. Not other information was available. According to AIS tracks, most probably, vessels in question is HAPPY DELTA, at 1320 UTC Oct 4 she was in Bitter Lakes, moving south at some 2 knots speed, and looking like she’s under tow. Traffic wasn’t affected.