Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Admiral Osama Rabie stated Wednesday that the tugboats had successfully handled the technical issues experienced by two tankers during their navigation in the waterway.
A crew member died and six others were rescued as a Suez Canal tugboat sank in the waterway on Saturday after colliding with a giant tanker, said Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman Osama Rabie in TV remarks.
Tugboat “Fahd” sank after the Hong Kong-flagged CHINAGAS LEGEND tanker collided with it at the 51 km point of the Suez Canal during its transit as part of the South convoy [ from the southern entrance of the canal to the north] on its journey from Singapore to the United States of America.
Its dimensions are 247-meter overall length, 48-meter beam, and a tonnage of 82,000 tons.
Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Admiral Osama Rabie checked up Sunday on the building of the tugboats.
Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie witnessed on Tuesday a celebration organized by Port Said Naval Shipyard to mark raising the national flag on Amin Zaid tugboat.
The meeting comes upon the directives of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to create an Egyptian fleet for transporting imports and exports.
The dredger that will be delivered Friday is dubbed "Mohab Mamish," and that to arrive in summer is called "Hussein Tantawy."