Aframax tanker ran aground, refloated, Suez Canal

September 1, 2022 Maritime Safety News

Aframax tanker AFFINITY V ran aground on 143 kilometer mark because of steering (rudder) failure, while transiting Suez Canal in southern direction, halfway between Bitter Lakes and Suez. Tanker in ballast ran aground at around 2256 UTC Aug 31, Canal Traffic Control tugs quickly responded, and she was refloated half an hour later, according to track and timeline. Tanker completed transit and was anchored at Suez Anchorage at around 0230 UTC Sep 1. Tanker is en route from Portugal to Saudi Arabia, no damages are reported.



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