Egypt tows away stranded tanker in Suez Canal Ship’s crew


CAIRO, June 4 (Reuters) – An oil tanker that suffered an engine failure in Egypt’s Suez Canal, briefly disrupting traffic on the vital waterway, has been towed away, the canal authority said on Sunday.

Canal Authority head Osama Rabie said in a statement that traffic in both directions was back to normal after tugboats managed to move the stranded tanker.

The crude oil tanker SEAVIGOUR is a Maltese flag vessel built in 2016 according to Refinitiv Eikon shipping data.

It is en route from Russia to China, the canal authority added.

Technical problems often lead to traffic delays in the Suez Canal, but these are mostly short-lived.

Less than two weeks ago, tugboats had to move a bulk carrier that had been stranded in the Channel for several hours.

(Reporting by Hatem Maher; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise and Hugh Lawson)

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