| 16 April 2024, Tuesday |

Traffic slows in Suez Canal as tanker faces difficulties

Marine traffic slowed in the Suez Canal on Tuesday as oil tanker M/T Rumford seemed to face difficulties in the south of the canal, shipping websites MarineTraffic and TankerTrackers reported.

A trade source said the canal notified companies that the M/T Rumford faced engine trouble in the canal and that it had sent tug boats Mosaed 3 and Tim Hope to its aid.

TankersTracker wrote on twitter that the vessel had run into difficulty but is finally heading north again.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) told Reuters the issue had only lasted almost 10 minutes and “was fixed”.

  • Reuters