The strategic shipping route, which accounts for about 12 percent of the world’s shipping, was blocked for six days in March after a large Japanese-owned container ran aground. stopping all traffic through the canal. The accident is estimated to have delayed the shipment of $ 400 million worth of goods per hour.
Another ship ran aground in the Suez Canal for a short time, a source told Sputnik.
“Indeed, the ship ran aground a bit, but the incident is over and the ship is already leaving,” the source said, adding that it would take “a maximum of 30 minutes to resume traffic in the canal area.” “.
A new incident occurred in the southern part of the canal, almost completely blocking traffic across the waterway, the source added.
There seems to be a slowdown of traffic at the # Suez Canal again, as another ship, the # Rumford , is facing difficulties there.
We are waiting on details but as you can see from our Playback video, tugs in the area rushed to help the # tanker . #SuezLiveonMT pic.twitter.com/f5AGcG8vHG
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Footage of the MarineTraffic canal shows ships moving on a narrow section of the canal on Tuesday afternoon, with tugs, including Mosaed 3, rushing to the aid of Minerva Nike, a crude oil tanker , which flies the flag of Greece.
As of 12:30 GMT, the Minerva Nike was registered using its engines and was moving 10.7 knots north. Ramford resumed its flight an hour and fifteen minutes ago.