Traffic in Suez Canal back to normal after grounding

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Today morning local Cairo time, M/V GLORY grounded near Alaqantarah. Vessel was part of the early convoy to transit southbound. The grounding of the vessel left 19 vessels from the ordinary convoy to wait at Port Said.

With the assistance of the Suez Canal Tugs ALI SHALABI, PORT SAID, and SVITZER SUEZ 1, the Suez Canal Authorities managed to get the vessel refloated within hours of the incident at around 09:45 local time.

The 25 vessels going southbound will resume transit with only minor expected delays. The northbound convoy, consisting of 27 vessels in early and ordinary group, proceeded as usual with the last vessel entering the canal around 10:00 local time.