Egypt: A 225 meter long ship ran aground in the Suez Canal and was then refloated

Egypt: A 225 meter long ship ran aground in the Suez Canal and was then refloated


The 225 meter long Norwegian-flagged ship MV Glory, carrying around 65,000 tons of Ukrainian corn destined for China, briefly ran aground in the Suez Canal (Egypt) on Monday 9 January before being refloated. Traffic remains normal.

facilitated world trade. Norwegian company Leth announced Monday morning that one of its boats ran aground while using the Suez Canal (Egypt).

However, the 225-meter-long MV Glory, which transported more than 65,000 tons of corn from Ukraine to China, was refloated in a few hours without disrupting traffic.

“The M/V Glory has been refloated by the Suez Canal Authority,” the group confirmed on Twitter, adding that “twenty-one southbound vessels will begin/continue transit. Only minor delays are expected,” he added.

An incident reminiscent of another

The ship ran aground near the town of El Qantara in the province of Ismailia in Egypt. As of Monday morning, local authorities had not been able to determine what might have caused the ship to founder. However, some regions of Egypt were hit by a wave of storms this Sunday, January 8th.

This incident is reminiscent of that of the Ever Given in March 2021. The container ship had completely blocked the canal for six days by running aground, resulting in damage of 9 billion dollars per day.

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