Container ship suffers engine trouble in Suez Canal, but no impact on traffic

Container ship Maersk Emerald (IMO 9502910) broke down in the Suez Canal on Friday May 28th, but the Singaporean flagged containership was refloated hours after, according to local agency reports.

The 366-metre 13,100 teu vessel grounded around noon local time on Friday after reportedly suffering engine problems while traveling south through the north end of the canal. The vessel was fifth in the convoy.

The grounding caused only minor delays to other vessels.

2012-built, Singapore-flagged, 141,754 gt Maersk Emerald is owned by Southern Hawk Shipping Pte Ltd care of manager Maersk AS of Copenhagen, Denmark. ISM manager is Synergy Maritime Pvt Ltd of Chennai, India. It is entered with Japan Club (Singapore Office) on behalf of Southern Hawk Shipping Pte Ltd.