Suez Canal claims cargo ship carrying Ukrainian grain

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Authorities in Egypt have said that after a cargo ship carrying corn from Ukraine went aground, it has now refloated and normal traffic through the route has been restored.

The Marshall Islands-flagged MV Glory suffered a ‘sudden technical failure’ according to the Associated Press, while transitioning through the canal, but four tugboats were used to eventually refloat the ship.

The vessel, which is owned by Greek company Primera Shipping Inc., is part of a north-bound convoy travelling to China before it broke down at the 38 kilometre mark of the canal, near the city of Qantara.

Satellite tracking data analysed by the AP showed the Glory running aground in a single-lane stretch of the Suez Canal just south of Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea.

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