Chaos has ensued in the Suez Canal after two ships collided causing a backlog of traffic.
After the orginal collision, one ship became grounded and came to a halt after its engine failed, according to reports.
Each ship involved has sustained damages which has required emergency measures to be taken.
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GAC has stated that the canal was cleared on the 17 July, 2018, and convoys are now free to resume their transits through the Suez Canal.
The affected ships have now been moved to the Great Bitter Lakes, where eighteen other ships from the convoy had been forced to wait after the incident.
Latest reports indicate that the grounded ship has now been able to maintain its voyage.