LNG Tanker Runs Aground In Suez Canal
According to Bloomberg, work is underway to refloat the LNG carrier "Grace Emilia" after it ran aground in Egypt's Suez Canal during a northbound transit.
Otto Jervell, managing director at shipping agency Leth Agencies, said Grace Emilia could be refloated within a few hours.
The LNG carrier entered the Suez Canal early Wednesday morning. There was no explanation for why the vessel ran aground in Little Bitter Lake.
Recall this is the second grounding incident in less than a month. On Jan. 10, bulk carrier "Glory," carrying grain from Ukraine to China, suffered "equipment failure" and went aground. The vessel was quickly refloated.
Here's what some on Twitter are saying about Grace Emilia:
It appears Bahamas-flag LNG tanker Grace Emilia is having an issue northbound in Suez.— Sal Mercogliano (WGOW Shipping) 🚢⚓🐪🚒🏴☠️ (@mercoglianos) February 1, 2023
She has tugs alongside in Small Bitter Lake. The last of northbound convoy is passing her & southbound is anchoring in the Great Bitter Lake.
They will probably tow her north into the lake. pic.twitter.com/KGSHOlOCgg
The three blue dots with Grace Emilia are tugs. https://t.co/KxImQ6vvTY pic.twitter.com/OvaILzLBER— Pacific Orient 🇧🇲 🇲🇭 🇳🇴 🇬🇷 (@PacificOrient88) February 1, 2023