Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
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The Canal Authority said that work is underway to withdraw the bulk carrier Glory after it suffered an engine failure in the Suez Canal this morning, Monday.
The Suez Canal Authority said on Twitter, “The authority’s maritime rescue team dealt professionally with a sudden technical malfunction of the GLORY bulk ship’s machinery at kilometer 38, passing through the northern convoy on its journey coming from Turkey and heading to China.” to translate.
“Work is now underway to withdraw the idle ship,” she added. The Suez Canal Authority said on Facebook that the ship had suffered an engine failure, according to a translation.
Shipping agency Leith said the ship had been refloated after running aground.
“21 southbound ships will begin/resume transit. Only minor delays are expected,” Laith tweeted.
The ship had loaded 65,970 metric tons of corn from the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk on December 25 and was bound for China, according to the Istanbul-based Black Sea Grain Initiative Joint Coordination Center. JCC facilitates humanitarian sea exports of grain, other foodstuffs and fertilizers from Ukraine.
The Suez Canal is one of the world’s most important waterways, with its 120 miles of space hosting 30% of global shipping container traffic and 12% of total world trade worth about $1 trillion annually.
In March 2021, a 220,000-ton supertanker was recalled Ever Given is stuck across the Suez Canal for six days, causing its longest shutdown ever due to a ship and disrupting some $60 billion in trade.
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