Traffic diverted in Suez Canal due to Container Ship running into bridge

Tanker-stuck-Suez-Canal A tugboat works to refloat the Oil Products Tanker BURRI after it collided with LNG Tanker BW Lesmes in the waterway of the Suez Canal, Egypt, August 23, 2023 (photo credit: SUEZ CANAL AUTHORITY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)

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Important Takeaways:

  • A container ship collided with a floating bridge in the eastern lane of the Suez Canal on Wednesday but the passage of ships through the waterway would not be interrupted, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said.
  • Tugboats were working to tow the One Orpheus, which suffered a fault with its rudder while transiting the canal on its way from Singapore to the Netherlands, the authority said in a statement.
  • The incident occurred in the eastern lane of the middle section of the canal, built as an expansion that was completed in 2015.
  • Convoys of ships coming from the south were being diverted along the original branch of the canal, the canal authority said.
  • The Suez Canal is one of the world’s most heavily used shipping lanes and an important source of foreign currency for Egypt.
  • Works are currently underway to expand the southern, single-lane section of the canal, after a giant container ship ran aground there in 2021, blocking traffic through the waterway for six days.

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