Team confirmed Osama Rabiehead of the body Suez Canalthat the Glory ship did not run aground in the canal, but it broke down and the locomotives pulled it to the side of the canal until parties came to it and moved it, indicating that the matter of moving the ship took from 3 hours to three and a half hours.
Lieutenant General Osama Rabie added, in a telephone interview with the “Hazrat Al-Citizen” program, that they directed four locomotives to move the idle ship, saying: “We have accumulated experiences now, and experienced workers in this matter in the Suez Canal, and throughout the 24 hours we have the means of rescue and navigation traffic ready, and the reaction quickly, so as not to aggravate the situation.
Lieutenant General Osama Rabie indicated that the weather conditions were not appropriate during the movement of the idle ship, but we succeeded in making the canal return, while the southern convoy continued to work and the navigation movement was waiting, explaining that the width of the Suez Canal does not allow the presence of two ships, but rather ships that are interspersed, concluding: “It will happen.” Electrical or machinery failure for ships or the rudder, and what we get is a fee for locomotives.”
The Suez Canal Authority published new pictures showing the regularity of navigation in the Suez Canal, after the authority’s success in towing the Glory ship in the canal’s course.
Lieutenant General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, announced that the authority’s maritime rescue team dealt professionally with a sudden technical failure of the machines of the bulk ship GLORY at kilometer 38 passing within the northern convoy on its journey from Turkey to China, where work is now underway to tow the idle ship. per kilometer 51 channel numbering.
Lieutenant General Rabie affirmed that the authority possesses the necessary rescue expertise and the necessary navigational and technical insurance capabilities to deal professionally with potential emergency situations.
The authority had announced that 4 locomotives were pushed forward by the Port Said locomotive with a tensile strength of 95 tons, to quickly deal with the situation and tow the ship, allowing it to resume crossing the canal again until it stopped at the nearest point in the Al-Balah area to fix the malfunction.