Disabled Croatian tanker blocked Suez Canal

Chemical tanker POMER suffered reportedly, a blackout, while transiting Suez in Northbound Convoy, at around 0730 UTC Feb 15, below Great Bitter Lake. Tanker blocked traffic in both directions, and as of 1300 UTC, traffic still seemed to be blocked. Several vessels following POMER are scattered down the Canal, waiting for POMER to be removed. Several tugs are seen at tanker’s side, POMER is to be moved to Great Bitter Lake. Probably, tanker is aground, though according to track, she isn’t.
Chemical tanker POMER, IMO 9455739, dwt 52579, built 2011, flag Croatia, manager ULJANIK SHIPMANAGEMENT INC.

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.