APL DANUBE towed to Sokhna, to be offloaded

Container ship APL DANUBE was towed from Suez to Sokhna, Egypt, after grounding and breakdown in Suez Canal on Apr 20. Reportedly, ship’s steering was seriously damaged by grounding. The ship is to be offloaded at Sokhna and after that, put under repairs. She was en route from Istanbul to Jeddah. See grounding report http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/04/19/post-panamax-container-ship-grounded-in-suez-canal-blocked-traffic/



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