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LNG Carrier Grounds in Suez Canal

M/V Grace Emilia. Stock photo courtesy NYK

LNG Carrier Grounds in Suez Canal

Mike Schuler
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February 1, 2023

A LNG carrier has run aground in the Suez Canal, but at this time does not pose a threat to maritime traffic through the waterway, Leth Agencies has confirmed.

The vessel, the Grace Emilia, grounded at km 125 in Little Bitter Lake, on the southern end of the canal, Leth Agencies reported.

AIS data from MarineTraffic.com shows the grounding took place a little after 0930 UTC (1130 LT) as the vessel travelled north through the waterway at a speed of over 9 knots.

Data from VesselFinder.com indicates the vessel has been refloated.

“Update: At 17:40 LT vessel was successfully re-floated,” Leth Agencies tweeted.

The Bahamas-flagged Grace Emilia is owned by Japanese shipping group NYK. She was delivered in 2021 and is on a multi-year charter with GAIL (India) Limited, India’s largest natural gas company. The vessel has a 174,000 cubic meter capacity.

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