On February 25, the 286 meter long, 80225 dwt container ship Rio Bravo ran aground off Port Said, Egypt. The Rio Bravo was approaching Port Said from Mersin, Turkey when it ran aground. Unable to free itself, the vessel requested assistance. Three tugs were dispatched and were able to pull the Rio Bravo free the following day. The tugs escorted the Rio Bravo into port where the boxship was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On February 13, the 244 meter long, 104542 dwt tanker Zaliv Amurskiy ran aground in the Suez Canal near the 41 kilometer mark. The tanker was headed northbound when it suffered a malfunction in its steering and ran aground. Tugs were dispatched and were able to refloated the Zaliv Amurskiy the following day. The tugs escorted the Zaliv Amurskiy to Port Said where it will undergo surveys for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 254 meter long, 115488 dwt bulk carrier Eastern Bund ran aground while heading southbound in the Suez Canal. The Eastern Bund had touched bottom resulting in damage to its outer hull. Reports state the inner hull remained intact avoiding water ingress. The bulker was later taken under tow to Suez by two tugs for repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released.