Big Cargo Ship Transits Suez Canal (Egypt)
The world’s biggest cargo ship Maxi Brazil transited the Suez Canal for the third time with a cargo of 246,000 tons.
“Maxi Brazil has transited the canal from Ukraine and headed to South Africa with a cargo of 246,000 tons of raw iron on board,” Mohab Memish, the Head of the Suez Canal Authority, said.
Memish said a group of qualified navigators from the canal authority helped the ship transit the waterway.
Maxi Brazil is 320 meters long and 54 meters wide with a draught of 63 meters.
Memish had earlier visited workers of the Suez Canal’s Naval Arsenal to get acquainted with their demands.
Egypt State Information Service, February 26, 2013; Image: Shipapotting