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.
The 289 meter long, 170,082 dwt bulk carrier New Katerina ran aground in the Suez Canal, Egypt. The New Katerina was proceeding to Qingdao, China from Ukraine with a cargo of iron ore when it struck a canal embankment. The bulk carrier suffered hull damage with a 12 meter long breach in the bow. The vessel suffered uncontrolled water ingress in the fore compartments causing the vessel to settle by the bow. No reports of injuries, but some oil pollution was released. Authorities placed a boom around the New Katerina to contain any further pollution released. Reports state the repairs were underway and some lightering may be required before the New Katerina can be refloated.