Posted on June 08, 2018 by Hannah Berry
Several dozen meters of road has collapsed as the mega container ship OOCL Japan suffered steering failure whilst transiting the Suez Canal on 6th June and struck the embankment.
The vessel suddenly veered off the fairway near the 18 kilometre mark whilst sailing in a northern direction, causing a car to get caught in the sudden road collapse.
OOCL Japan was lodged in the embankment until it was recovered by rescue tugs and was able to continue on its voyage from Singapore to Felixstowe, UK.
No injuries were reported on this occasion, but it is not the first time an incident has occurred whilst OOCL Japan has been transiting the Suez Canal, as the container ship previously ran aground on 18th October 2017 whilst navigating the same route.