State of Emergency as Gas Carrier Runs Aground Off Egypt

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Over the weekend, a state of emergency was declared offshore Egypt when a Liberian-flagged gas carrier ran aground. The incident occurred with the LPG tanker Claudia Gas, which has a capacity of 14,800 cubic meters, during the Eid holiday in the Gulf of Aqaba.

Ownership records indicate that the vessel, constructed in 1990, belongs to Greece’s Benelux Overseas and is operated by Zeus Lines.

Local officials announced on Sunday that the 158-meter-long ship had been successfully refloated and was being held at the port of Sharm El-Sheikh pending the completion of investigations and an assessment of any environmental impact.

According to reports from Egyptian media, which cited anonymous sources, the Claudia Gas experienced an engine failure and was not carrying any cargo at the time of the grounding.