The 154,449 dwt 1991 built crude tanker Star Hero
ran aground at KM 135 whilst travelling northwards
in the Suez Canal on July 17.
The vessel anchored in place,was re-floated,
and resumed passage on July 22.
Oil tanker blocks Suez Canal
17 July - The Suez Canal was blocked yesterday by an oil tanker in the northbound convoy.
The STAR HERO was 10th in the convoy of 14 vessels
with another 20 vessels waiting at Suez Anchorage for transit.
The 1st Southbound Convoy is anchored at Great Bitter Lake
and the 2nd is moored at Ballah Loop.
A tug is being sent to tow the immobilised tanker to Great Bitter Lake.
The OTTO account is garbled and 'immobilised' is ambivalent,
but everything points to a machinery failure.
This is a Polembros ship.