The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) reports that the navigation through the Canal is uninterrupted, and the bulk carrier Glory equipment failure is being dealt with professionally during its transit.
As it is mentioned, the SCA salvage unit has dealt with the sudden technical failure in machinery of the bulk carrier Glory, the incident that took place at the km 38 (Canal marking). The vessel, which is among the North convoy on its way from Turkey to China, is now being towed to km 51 (Canal marking).
The Chairman and Managing Director of the Suez Canal Authority, Adm. Ossama Rabiee, offered his assurances that traffic through the canal was uninterrupted as 26 north-bound vessels are already in the waterway, while the south-bound convoy will resume its journey after the SCA tugboats-assisted transit of MV Glory.
Adm. Rabiee has emphasized the fact that the SCA has more than enough capabilities and expertise in the field of maritime salvage operations which enable it to deal with any possible emergencies.
“H.E. has also announced that 4 SCA tugboats have been deployed to the incident location immediately; largest of which is the tugboat PORT SAID at a 95-ton bollard pull capacity, to allow for swift handling of the situation. This should allow for the vessel to resume its transit once more assisted by the tugboats till the nearest stop in Al-Ballah area so that the failure can be dealt with”, as it is pointed out by SCA.
The MV Glory stands at 225 m in length, 32 m. in width and 41 thousand tons in capacity. Its agent is Inchcape Shipping Services, as the canal says.
Navigation reports state that today there is 51 transiting vessels from both directions; 25 vessels South-bound and 25 vessels North-bound transiting through the New Suez Canal.