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.
The 336 meter long container ship Colombo Express collided with the 332 meter long container ship Maersk Tanjong in the Suez Canal near Port Said, Egypt. The Colombo Express was attempting to overtake the Maersk Tanjong when it lost rudder control and swung hard to port striking the starboard stern of the Tanjong. The port side of the Colombo Express’s bow sustained a 20 meter dent and three containers fell overboard. One container was later recovered. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Both vessels proceeded to the canal lakes for repairs while authorities conduct an investigation into the incident.
On April 28, the 229 meter long bulk freighter Yasa H. Mulla allided with a pier at Port Said, Egypt. The freighter was entering the Suez when it’s starboard bow struck causing hull damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Yasa H. Mulla proceeded to a nearby shipyard for repairs.