| 14 June 2021, Monday | النسخة العربية

Ship experiences sudden engine trouble in Suez Canal, no impact on traffic

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said that a container ship broke down in the Suez Canal on Friday but was refloated and repaired without leaving any impact on traffic in the waterway.

The 353-meter (1,158-foot) Maersk Emerald experienced sudden engine failure near Ismailia during its passage southwards through the canal but was refloated by tugs and went to a waiting area for technical checks, the SCA and canal sources said.

Shipping firm Leth Agencies also reported that traffic in the canal was normal after the Maersk Emerald had been refloated.

Another container ship, the Ever Given, was grounded for six days in March across the southernmost section of the canal, blocking traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade.