J'apprend le blocage du canal de suez par un porte conteneurs
A giant MSC containership is hard aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal and is blocking ship traffic through the busy waterway.
The vessel is the Portuguese-flagged MSC Fabiola, a 12,500 teu, 366-meter-long containership chartered by Mediterranean Shipping Company and operated by the German company Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG.
The shipping agency GAC reports that the grounding occurred at kilometer 144 at about 16:30 local time on Thursday (April 28) after the ship reportedly experienced engine trouble.
AIS shows the vessel aground on the western embankment of the Canal just north of Suez. A photo circulating online confirms what can be seen in AIS. Other ships in the area of the canal where the grounding occurred show a status of either anchored or moored, according to AIS.