Egyptian freighter ran onto coral reef, Gulf of Aqaba, Red sea

September 14, 2022 GENERAL

General cargo ship LOTUS ran aground on a coral reef in marine reserve in Gulf of Aqaba, Jordan, Red sea, while approaching port of destination Aqaba, though in a rather strange manner. The ship ran aground at 0320 UTC Sep 13, was refloated about an hour and a half later, and towed to Aqaba anchorage. As of 1400 UTC Sep 13, the ship remained at anchor. No news on possible oil leak, though according to Jordan Authorities, reef was damaged.



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