Traffic normal in Suez Canal after ship's engine fixed: statement

Source: Xinhua| 2021-04-06 21:36:20|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said navigation in the waterway course wasn't impacted by a sudden break in a ship's engine, the SCA said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The SCA has swiftly tackled a sudden break in an engine of one of the passing ships, oil tanker M/T Rumford, through the canal," the statement said.

Carrying 62,000 tons of oil, the ship was passing the canal in the south convoy when the trouble occurred, it added, explaining that SCA's tug boats have helped solve the problem.

"The ship resumed its passage after the engine was fixed by its staff," the statement said, adding traffic of containers in the canal's both branches wasn't impacted by the sudden incident.

The traffic in Suez Canal resumed on March 29 after massive container ship Ever Given was successfully refloated as being stranded in the canal for almost a week. Enditem