Capesize bulk carrier NEW KATERINA ran aground in Suez Canal at around 14:00 LT on Thursday (Feb 25) while transiting the waterway in southern direction.
The cargo vessel suffered a hole in fore part, reportedly with massive water ingress.
Image: Marcel Coster
It is not clear yet what happened, but according to locals, vessel was intentionally grounded to avoid worse development.
The 170082-dwt bulk carrier NEW KATERINA is built 1997, sailing under the flag of Panama. The bulker is managed by New Shipping Ltd, Greece.
Source: Maritime Bulletine