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After an hour and 16 minutes… the stranded ship was floating in the Suez Canal


The company said the vessel, Xin Hai Tong 23, is a bulk carrier with a length of 190 meters.

On Thursday morning, the shipping agent (Leith Agnes) announced that a ship had run aground in the Suez Canal in Egypt, “leaving behind” at least 4 ships.

The company added that tugs were trying to raise the vessel, named Shen Hai Tong 23.

“Shen Haitong 23 ran aground in the Suez Canal at km 159/04:00,” Leith Aegis said in a tweet, adding that she “left behind four ships from the first convoy in addition to the regular group that was due to enter the Suez Canal around 06:00.

MarineTraffic vessel tracking data for Refinitiv showed the vessel, which was flying the Hong Kong flag, was unable to move near the southern end of the canal and parked at an angle next to the eastern side of the canal .

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