The 366 meter long, 165960 dwt container ship MSC Clorinda ran aground on the Suez Canal near the 145 kilometer mark. The MSC Clorinda was headed northbound when it hit bottom. Unable to free itself, three tugs were dispatched to the scene and refloated the boxship a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports stated the MSC Clorinda continued on its voyage from Singapore to Izmit later the same day.
The 274 meter long, 163038 dwt tanker Sea Landsort ran aground in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt. Reports state the tanker had run aground while heading north in a convoy. Multiple tugs were dispatched and were able to refloat the Sea Landsort. The tanker was towed to a nearby anchorage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The cause of the grounding was not disclosed.
The 366 meter long container ship MSC Fabiola ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal, Egypt. The MSC Fabiola was en route to Oman from Malta when it suffered engine failure. Without power, the boxship drifted aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Traffic on the canal was blocked with eight ships detained. The MSC Fabiola remain aground until the following day when it was refloated assisted by six tugs.