Bulk carrier Paraskevi lost propulsion power in Suez Canal

paraskevi shipThe bulk carrier Paraskevi lost propulsion power in Suez Canal while transiting in northern direction. The vessel suffered engine failure on a leg between Suez and Great Bitter Lake, losing power with danger of grounding. The crew dropped anchor to prevent running aground and reported the accident to the local authorities. At the scene of the disabled bulker were dispatched two tugs, which towed the vessel to Great Bitter Lake, where was anchored during repairs and further inspection. There were no damages of the vessel’s hull, but engine problem needed more time for repairs than initially estimated.

The bulk carrier Paraskevi passes successfully inspection by local authorities and was waiting for her turn to enter northern leg of the Canal and resume voyage. There is no report about injured people and water pollution during the incident. The traffic through Suez Canal was not affected.

The bulk carrier Paraskevi (IMO: 9254111) was en route from Hay point, Australia. The ship has overall length of 225.00 m, moulded beam of 32.20 m and maximum draft of 11.00 m. The deadweight of the bulk carrier is 74,269 DWT and the gross tonnage is 38,594 GRT. The vessel was built in 2003 by Oshima Shipbuilding in Saikai, Japan. The owner and manager of the bulk carrier Paraskevi is Greek company Safety Management Overseas, while flag of operation is Cyprus.