The brief grounding of a cargo ship in the Suez Canal has not affected shipping traffic in this crucial waterway, canal authorities said today.
The MV Glory, a grain ship believed to be carrying 65,000 tons of corn from Ukraine to China, ran aground near the Egyptian town of El-Qantara this morning, according to Leth Agencies, maritime service provider on the canal. Tugs managed to refloat the vessel, and only “minor delays” are expected for vessels that were stuck behind the MV Glory, Leth Agencies said.
Osama Rabie, the head of the Suez Canal Authority, told Dubai-based outlet Al-Arabiya that the grounding would not impact traffic on the canal.
In March 2021, another ship, the Ever Given, ran aground in the canal, blocking the waterway for six days and wreaking havoc on supply chains.