Ship Blocks Traffic In Suez Canal Due To Engine Trouble
As Yogi Berra might say, this sounds like “de ja vu all over again.”
Little more than a week has passed since the Ever Given was successfully refloated and freed from a particularly narrow passage in Egypt’s Suez Canal, yet the canal is already struggling with another potential blockage Tuesday.
Shipping firm Sharaf Group reported that traffic in the Suez has been halted after a ship was stricken with engine trouble. Data from tankertrackers.com showed the blockage in the northbound lane, along with a handful of tugboats dispatched to aid the ship.
There seems to be a slowdown of traffic at the #Suez Canal again, as another ship, the #Rumford, is facing difficulties there.
We are waiting on details but as you can see from our Playback video, tugs in the area rushed to help the #tanker. #SuezLiveonMT pic.twitter.com/f5AGcG8vHG
— MarineTraffic (@MarineTraffic) April 6, 2021
The delay is already slowing traffic in the canal.
In other news, the Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday that a million barrels of Iranian crude are being shipped through the Suez to Syria.
A million barrels of #Iranian crude #oil are being shipped to #Syria through the Suez Canal, with the first tanker set to arrive in Baniyas, Syria this week, according to a report by @TankerTrackers.https://t.co/wMVwVTGDHe
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) April 5, 2021
Tue, 04/06/2021 – 06:39