One more Hapag-Lloyd’s very large container ship ran into trouble while maneuvering in harbor, this time it was FRANKFURT EXPRESS, which suffered engine failure while leaving Damietta, Egypt, on May 12, after completing cargo operations. The giant ship was disabled and blocked harbor’s traffic. She was towed from harbor by port tugs, fixed the problem and resumed her voyage, bound for Barcelona Spain.
Container ship FRANKFURT EXPRESS, IMO 9450442, dwt 103995, capacity 8600 TEU, built 2010, flag Germany, manager Hapag-Lloyd.
On May 6 Hapag-Lloyd’s SANTOS EXPRESS nearly missed collision with pier and contacted 3 local ferries in Santos, Brazil: http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/05/07/hapag-lloyds-mega-container-ship-collided-with-3-santos-ferries/