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Bulk carrier ran aground, blocked Suez Canal

July 16, 2018 at 13:01 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

GAC reported bulk carrier aground at 152 kilometer mark in Suez Canal, near Suez, since 0430 LT Jul 16. Bulk carrier was transiting Canal in southbound convoy, and blocked northbound convoy. As of 1300 UTC, southbound convoy was still anchored along Canal, waiting for transit. According to AIS, bulk carrier in question is PANAMAX ALEXANDER. She seems to be refloated, anchored near grounding site, with 2 tugs nearby. No information yet on damages.

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Bulk carrier ran aground, blocked Suez Canal

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