Tanker blocks Suez canal
A tanker heading through the Suez Canal experienced an engine fail and blocked traffic in the southbound direction. The Croatian flagged tanker
Pomer of 52.579 DWT was part of the north going convoy of 21 vessels. The 14 vessels in sailing ahead of the tanker were not touched by the incident.
The six vessels that sailed behind the tanker were held back until the tanker was pulled away from the location, According to VesselFinders, Pomer was heading from Sumatra to the Port of Taman in the Black Sea. No information of damages and pollution has been made public.
In a recent update, the Gulf Agency Company (GAC), reported that the vessel was escorted by three tugboats to an anchorage in Great Bitter Lake, Ismailia, and that traffic resumed to normal later the same day.