Marine Link
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Cargo Ship Blocks Suez Canal

February 10, 2006

A 93,000-ton cargo ship blocked the Suez Canal, stopping all transit of the waterway between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The Hong Kong-flagged Okal King Dor drifted at right angles to the canal about 10 km south of the midway city of Ismailiya. The ship was traveling north during a sandstorm when the incident happened at about 11 am local time (0900 GMT). It was not immediately clear what caused the ship to turn sideways in the canal, but the high wind was apparently a factor. Four tugboats realigned the ship and it resumed its course from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The canal was opened after eight hours. (Source:

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Oct 2016 - Marine Design Annual

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News