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Traffic on the Suez Canal slowed down due to oil tankers’ difficulties



On April 6, 2021, a ship was seen after sailing on the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt. Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

ISMAILIA (Egypt) (Reuters)-Shipping websites MarineTraffic and TankerTrackers said that as the tanker M/T Rumford appeared to be facing difficulties in the southern part of the canal, maritime traffic on the Suez Canal slowed on Tuesday.

A trade source said that the Canal informed the company that the Rumford M/T Canal had encountered an engine failure and that the tugboat Tim Hope and Mosaed 3 had been dispatched to serve. Its assistance.

TankersTracker said on Twitter that the ship encountered difficulties but finally headed north again.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) told Reuters that the problem lasted only about 1

0 minutes and was “resolved.”

Reporting by Yousry Mohamed in Ismailia and Nadine Awadalla in Cairo; Writing by Mahmoud Mourad; Writing by David Gu Edited by David Goodman


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