SEVERAL media organisations are reporting the grounding of the CMA CGM Missouri (IMO 9679919) in the Suez Canal.

The 900TEU, 300metre, Liberian-flagged vessel left Port Said on 13 October.

According to reports the vessel, at around 1:50pm local time on 14 October, suffered mechanical problems while heading south transiting the Suez Canal in convoy.

Footage of the CMA CGM Missouri grounded in the Suez Canal. Credit: YouTube

The grounding of CMA CGM Missouri reportedly caused the convoy, with the next vessel in line the Maersk Hanoi to come to a halt.

No other ships were damaged in the incident CMA CGM Missouri was then towed to the Great Bitter Lake for manoeuvring.