Southbound vessel grounded in Suez Canal causes delays & tailbacks

Associations, Canals, Groundings, Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals — By on August 25, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Inchape banner3Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is warning of delays and tailbacks in the Suez Canal after a southbound vessel became grounded at 1430 local time today at KM 101.  At present, ten vessels are in a tailback behind the grounded ship.

Suez Canal Authority (SCA) tugs are currently trying to re-float the vessel to move the obstruction and enable southbound traffic to be cleared.

ISS Egypt will continue to monitor developments and keep its clients updated.

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Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 69 countries, and a workforce of over 4, 000 the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated maritime services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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