The 292 meter long, 175,620 dwt bulk carrier Minerva Faith ran aground in the Suez Canal near the 101 kilometer mark. The Minerva Faith was en route to Suez from Narvik when it veered from the channel and ran aground on a sandbank. The bulker was unable to refloat itself and requested assistance. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and refloated the vessel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.