The Suez Canal Authority of Egypt issued a statement on the 6th that an oil tanker suddenly broke down while sailing on the Suez Canal that day, but the normal passage of the canal was not affected.
The statement said that an oil tanker carrying 62,000 tons of crude oil suddenly broke down while sailing on the Suez Canal that day, and the Canal Authority quickly dispatched a tugboat. At present, the tanker crew has repaired the engine, the tanker has set sail again, and the passage of the canal has not been affected.
On March 23, a Panamanian-flagged heavy cargo ship ran aground on the new waterway of the Suez Canal, causing the canal to be blocked. After several days of rescue, the stranded cargo ship successfully rose and disshaled on March 29.
Located at the junction of Europe, Asia and Africa, the Suez Canal connects the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the busiest trade channels for oil, refined fuel, grain and other goods between Asia and Europe. According to the data, about 15% of the global maritime logistics shipments pass through the Suez Canal.