Traffic on the Suez Canal was hampered by problems encountered by two vessels, Marine Traffic reports.
The first to report technical problems was the oil tanker Rumford. Soon the vehicle continued to move, but the accident still led to delays on one of the main transport waterways in the world.
"The second vessel, the Minerva Nike, also appears to have stalled in the Suez Canal, creating a traffic delay," the portal said in a message on its Twitter page.
Now the ship is on the move, traffic on the Suez Canal will be restored in the near future, RIA Novosti reported citing a source.
Exactly two weeks ago, on March 23, a container ship Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal. The vessel ran aground and blocked traffic. Because of this, a huge traffic jam has formed. The container ship was removed from the shallows on March 29; in the evening of the same day, navigation in the channel resumed. The jam of 422 ships stuck due to Ever Given did not completely dissipate until April 3. The Suez Canal Administration said the damage from the accident with the container ship could be as high as $ XNUMX billion.