The Suezmax crude oil tanker Sea Landsort grounded in Suez Canal and hit a sandbank after entering into the Canal near the Suez port area. The ship was proceeding in northern direction, but hardly stuck in sandbank after mistake of the duty officer and higher draft. The ship was unable to refloat by own power, but shortly after grounding was towed to outer anchorage. The vessel suffered damages and breaches during grounding, as some starboard ballast tanks were blooded. The oil tanker Sea Landsort will need of repairs and underwater inspection, which will be done south of Suez Canal entrance on outer anchorage.
The Suezmax crude oil tanker Sea Landsort had water ingress, but none of the cargo tanks was damaged during grounding. There is no report about water pollution and injured people. After inspection and repair, the ship will proceed through the canal and resume voyage.
The oil tanker Sea Landsort (IMO: 8919154) has overall length of 274.00 m, moulded beam of 48.00 m and maximum draft of 7.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 163,038 DWT and the gross tonnage of 81,135 GRT. The vessel was built in 1991 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in their shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The owner and operator for the tanke ri Panam registered company Crown Shipping.