Cairo: Two ships ran aground along the Suez Canal on Saturday morning in dense mist causing lengthy delays on the vital trading waterway. The Susan Maersk containership hit a sand bank while heading north. It did not suffer any damage.
Reports remain sketchy, but it appears the boxship was involved in a collision with the bulk carrier Margaret Oldendorff, which also ran aground. The bulker sustained some damage but has since carried on north and is now in the Mediterranean.
There were no reports of injuries or pollution.