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Greek bulk carrier suffers technical failure in Suez Canal

Greek bulk carrier Glory run aground after a sudden technical failure it faced when it was sailing through the Suez Canal, at the 38th kilometre of the canal.

Adm. Ossama Rabiee, chairman and managing director of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), has announced that the SCA salvage unit has dealt with the incident and the vessel, which is among the North convoy on its way from Turkey to China, is now being towed to the 51st kilometre of the Suez Canal.

Ossama Rabiee noted that traffic through the canal was uninterrupted as 26 North-bound vessels are already in the waterway, and the South-bound convoy will resume its journey right upon the SCA tugboats-assisted transit of the bulk carrier.

He said that four tugboats of the Suez Canal Authority have been deployed to the incident location. The vessel is expected to resume its transit once more assisted by the tugboats till the nearest stop in Al-Ballah area so that the failure can be dealt with.

Glory stands at 225 metres in length, 32 metres in width and 41 thousand tons in capacity and its agent is Inchcape Shipping Services.

Antonis Karamalegkos
Managing Editor

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