Maersk Ship Runs Aground in Suez Canal


The 10,000 TEU Maersk Shams containership ran aground on the afternoon of Tuesday July 5, 2016 along the Suez Canal, according to gCaptain.

It is understood that the vessel caused several hours of delays, however, the containership has since been refloated. Until the containership was refloated, some ships had to be detained.

This follows news that the 13,892 TEU APL Vanda recently had to make a controlled grounding on its approach to the Port of Southampton.

This incident was the second to take place in a matter of weeks and highlights the importance of higher levels of ship safety and navigation.

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The second incident took place while the CSCL Indian Ocean was on its voyage to the Port of Hamburg.

The ship ran aground on the approach to Hamburg after its rudder system had failed to operate, and had to be towed with the help of 12 tugs.

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