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According to the company, a cargo ship has run aground in Egypt’s Suez Canal


CAIRO – A cargo ship ran aground in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Monday, a canal service provider said. It was not immediately clear whether channel traffic was affected.

Leth Agencies said the ship, MV Glory, ran aground near the town of Qantara, in the Suez Canal province of Ismailia. The company said tugs were trying to refloat the ship.

Officials had no details on what caused the ship to run aground. Parts of Egypt, including the northern provinces, experienced a spate of bad weather on Sunday.

Satellite tracking data analyzed by The Associated Press showed that the Glory was in a single-lane stretch of the Suez Canal just south of Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea.

A spokesman for the Canal Authority declined to comment and said a statement would be released.

It was not the first ship to run aground in the crucial waterway. The Panamanian-flagged Ever Given, a colossal container ship, crashed into a bank on a one-lane stretch of the canal in March 2021, blocking the waterway for six days.

The Ever Given was freed during a massive salvage operation by a fleet of tugs. The blockade created a massive traffic jam that held up $9 billion a day in global trade and strained supply chains already strained by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Joint Coordination Center reported that the Glory was carrying more than 65,000 tons of corn from Ukraine bound for China.

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