Ship suffers engine trouble in Suez Canal, no impact on traffic-sources

Per Reuters, The Maersk Emerald briefly grounded on Friday in the Suez Canal.

CAIRO, May 28 (Reuters) – A container ship broke down in the Suez Canal on Friday but was towed for repairs with no impact on traffic in the waterway, canal sources said.

The Maersk Emerald experienced problems with its engine near Ismailia during its passage southwards through the canal, the sources said.

Shipping firm Leth Agencies also reported that traffic in the canal was normal after the Maersk Emerald had been refloated. (Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Alex Richardson)

The Maersk Emerald is 366 meters long and has Twenty Equivalent Unit capacity of just over 13,000 TEU. Dredging work is underway in the Suez Canal after the Ever Given was grounded. The plan is to widen and deepen the channel to better handle the larger ships transiting the canal.

Current tracking shows the Maersk Emerald exiting the Great Bitter Lake where it was inspected for damage.