Middle East Economic Survey


No 46



Suez Canal Blocked For Three Days By Liberian-Flagged Tanker

The Suez Canal reopened to shipping traffic on 9 November, three days after it was closed due to a grounded 1mn barrel Liberian-flagged oil tanker. The stranded tanker, Tropic Brilliance,was towed by tugs from close to Isma'iliya southwards, the Suez Canal Authority said. Some of the tankers cargo was transferred to a second vessel. The last time the canal was shut for...