The Suez Canal Authority reported today that the transit of the remaining ships that were stuck after the collision of a tugboat with an oil tanker that crossed that seaway, which used the sinking of the locomotive and made it disappear, has been renewed since early morning. icion of a member of his crew.
“Transit of the remaining vessels of the northbound convoy through the eastern bypass of the canal at KM 51 resumes. The recovery operation for the sunken tugboat is scheduled to begin after the transit of the last vessel of the northbound convoy” , distinguished the maritime authority in a statement.
There is a missing crew member
Earlier, Suez Canal Authority Chairman and CEO Osama Rabie said in a statement that the maritime salvage team “succeeded in rescuing six of the crew from the sunken tugboat and they have been taken to hospital for treatment. carried out the necessary reviews, where it was reported that all were found to be stable”. However, he noted that there is a crew member who is still “disappeared, but the search process is ongoing,” without giving further details.
The crash occurred during the transit of the oil tanker within the southern convoy on the seaway, coming from Singapore and bound for the United States, with the tugboat “Fahd”, which caused holes in the hull of the locomotive, the entry of water and then its collapse.
This is the sixth incident of this type so far this year and it occurs two months after the oil tanker “Seavigour” paralyzed traffic in the canal after suffering a mechanical failure for which it had to be refloated.
Although Not All Events of These Characteristics Came to Interrupt Canal Transit, Those Incidents The Crisis Experienced On March 29, 2021, Caan Do The PortaconTenses “Ever Given” Blocked The Maritime Passage With Its 400 Meters In Length And 18,000 Containers on board, something that causes a huge traffic jam along this route, through which around 10% of the world’s merchandise passes. The railway is one of Egypt’s main sources of income and, in 2022, it earned nearly 8 billion dollars.