Ships backing up as bulk carrier grounds along the Suez Canal 

A 56,708 dwt supramax bulk carrier grounded early this morning along the Suez Canal with ships beginning to back up behind it.

The Hong Kong-flagged Xin Hai Tong 23 ran aground at KM 159 at the canal’s southern end at around 0400 hours, according to Leth Agencies. 

Efforts to refloat the ship are ongoing with tugboats on the scene.

MarineTraffic shows the ship’s stern wedged into the eastern bank of the canal. 

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