FRONT VANGUARD (Marshall I, 159423gt) with the northbound convoy
ran aground in the Suez Canal 20-Sept-2006
after an engine problem and sudden blackout. Vessel transits were re-routed.
ANNA PC (Liberia, 77045gt) on northbound convoy at Suez Canal,
in avoiding collision with the vessel that blackout and grounded ahead of her, (the vlcc FRONT VANGUARD),
hit the bank of the Kabrit waterway, near Great Bitter Lake, spilling crude oil said to be about 5000tons.
Egypt authorities detained Anna PC
and were asking the owners £10m ($1.7m) in compensation for the oil spill.
The oil spill had covered an area of about 3 km by 500 m but that it had been contained. 25-Sep-06.