Grounding causes delays in Suez Canal

By Accidents

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has warned of delays as some ten vessels are in a tailback behind a grounded vessel in the New Suez Canal.

The southbound vessel, which name has not yet been revealed, ran aground yesterday (August 25) at about 2:30 p.m. local time.

According to ISS, Suez Canal Authority (SCA) tugs have been dispatched to the grounding site (km 101) to refloat the vessel and to clear the southbound traffic.