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Okeanis suezmax damaged in Suez Canal scrap

A two-month old suezmax, owned by Alafouzos family company Okeanis Eco Tankers, has damaged its hull while transiting the Suez Canal.

The Japanese-built Kimolos, laden with 147,441 MT of fuel oil, scraped the bottom of the canal while under pilotage during a southbound transit yesterday afternoon.

There were no injuries to the 23 crew members or pollution from the incident, however damage to the hull of the vessel was reported. The ship is currently continuing to transit, under its own power, and heading to a safe anchorage for inspections.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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