Egyptian Bulk Carrier Arrested Due to Coral Reef Damage

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 Egyptian bulk carrier arrested due to coral reef damage

Lotus bulk carrier was detained on behalf of the Jordanian authorities. The Aqaba Port Authority has taken steps to prevent the vessel from going to sea until the investigation is completed.

Divers have been sent to inspect the coral reef. State television later reported that the reef had suffered extensive damage. In August, the Jordanian authorities detained another Egyptian ship, also flagged as Palau, which was accused of spilling 11 tons of fuel oil in the same area,” & ndash; The Maritime Executive writes.

Previously, the bulk carrier Lotus ran aground, stumbling upon a coral reef in the Red Sea.

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