Tag Archives: Suez Canal

Collision Between between Colombo Express and Maersk Tanjong in Suez Canal

This isn’t supposed to happen. The Hapag-Lloyd 8,749-teu MV Colombo Express and the 8,112-teu MV Maersk Tanjong collided today at the northern end of Egypt’s Suez Canal, near Port Said.  No casualties were reported.  MV Colombo Express suffered a 20-meter dent on her … Continue reading

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Video of RPG Attack on Cosco Asia in Suez Canal

Earlier this week we posted about a reported attack on the container ship Cosco Asia while transiting the Suez Canal. A video has appeared on the internet which claims to show the attack. As reported by Reuters:

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Failed Attack on Container Ship Cosco Asia in the Suez Canal

There are reports of an unsuccessful attack on the Cosco Asia, a 10,000 TEU container ship, which was transiting the Suez on Saturday night. As reported by the BBC: Canal authority head Mohab Mamish said a “terrorist element” targeted a … Continue reading

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Why the Emma Mærsk’s Engine Room Flooded – the Watertight Bulkhead that Wasn’t

In the beginning of February, we posted about the flooding of the engine room on the Emma Mærsk, as the ship was entering the Suez Canal. The flooding put 16 feet of water in the engine room of ship, which is … Continue reading

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Drama in the Suez Canal – Engine Room Flooding on the Emma Mærsk

On Friday night, the Emma Mærsk, one of the world’s largest container ships, suffered flooding in the engine room and lost power as it was in the northern end of the Suez Canal.  Tugs were dispatched and the 1,300 foot long 14,700 TEU … Continue reading

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Iranian Navy Ships Transit the Suez Canal – First Since 1979

For the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979, two ships of the Iranian Navy are transiting the Suez Canal bound for the Mediterranean Sea.  The two ships, Alvand, a patrol frigate and Kharg, a supply ship, entered the … Continue reading

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Suez Canal Operating Normally, Port Closures Causing Concerns

There are an estimated two million protesters in the streets on Cairo today; most rail, trucking and buses are shut down across Egypt, yet  the Suez Canal, which can represent up 8 percent of global seaborne trade, remains open and in operation.  Military escorts for protection … Continue reading

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