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One Dead after Tugboat Fahd Sinks in Suez Canal


Sun 06 Aug 2023 | 02:09 AM
Taarek Refaat

Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority revealed the details of the collision of the tanker “CHINAGAS LEGEND” and the tugboat Fahd, one of the authority’s locomotives, at kilo 51 in Al-Balah region, which resulted in the sinking of the locomotive.

Rabie said, during televised statements, that 6 people were saved and one of the workers in the locomotive Fahd died after he drowned, and the body of the deceased person was found.

He added, Saturday, that there was a collision that occurred in the locomotive that opened holes in it and entered the water, and it is not possible to judge the reasons for the sinking of the locomotive, stressing that investigations are underway to find out the reasons for the sinking of the locomotive.

The head of the Suez Canal Authority stressed that the navigation movement coming from the south was stopped, as the crossing of 19 ships was delayed so that they would not pass over the sunken locomotive, explaining that the sinking of the locomotive was at kilometer 52 in the Qantara.

Rabie stated that the vessel owned by the Hong Kong company that caused the collision was seized pending investigations, and that this vessel was carrying about 52 thousand tons of gas, indicating that no damage occurred in the vessel that caused the sinking of the locomotive Fahd, explaining The tug Fahd has been working in the Suez Canal for 15 years.

"Transit resumption of the north-bound convoy's remaining vessels via the Canal's eastern bypass at KM 51 (Canal marking). The recovering operation of the sunken tugboat is set to begin after the transit of the last vessel of the north-bound convoy," the authority wrote on its official page.