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Freighter Stranded in Egypt’s Suez Canal

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According to shipping agency Leth and canal authorities, a cargo ship that ran aground momentarily in Egypt‘s Suez Canal was refloated with no disturbance to trade.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced in a statement on Monday that the M/V Glory vessel, which was traveling from Turkey to China, experienced an unexpected mechanical fault.

Four tugboats were needed to tow the ship away for repairs.

Rabie had stated that navigation traffic in the canal, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes, was unaffected.

The ship is travelling under the Marshall Islands flag.

After running aground during a sandstorm in 2021, the enormous container ship Ever Given closed the Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, for six days.

The tragedy disrupted canal traffic and had an impact on world trade.

In September, a fuel tanker ran aground and had to be refloated after shutting the important canal for almost five hours.

The Suez Canal is the shortest shipping route between Asia and Europe and one of Egypt‘s primary sources of revenue.


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