Front Symphony, bound Japan, fully laden,
grounded at km 158 Suez Canal, approximately 1720 local time Apr 16.
At the time, the vessel has a pilot on board
and was transiting the Canal with the southbound convoy enroute to Japan.
Initial reports indicate that the double hull had four ballast tank ruptures,
these being No 1 port/starboard, No 2 port, and the forepeak tank.
No cargo tanks have been breached and there has been no pollution
and no reports of injuries as a result of the grounding.