One more Hapag-Lloyd’s container ship troubled in harbor, this time in Egypt

One more Hapag-Lloyd’s very large container ship ran into trouble while maneuvering in harbor, this time it was FRANKFURT EXPRESS, which suffered engine failure while leaving Damietta, Egypt, on May 12, after completing cargo operations. The giant ship was disabled and blocked harbor’s traffic. She was towed from harbor by port tugs, fixed the problem and resumed her voyage, bound for Barcelona Spain.
Container ship FRANKFURT EXPRESS, IMO 9450442, dwt 103995, capacity 8600 TEU, built 2010, flag Germany, manager Hapag-Lloyd.
On May 6 Hapag-Lloyd’s SANTOS EXPRESS nearly missed collision with pier and contacted 3 local ferries in Santos, Brazil: http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/05/07/hapag-lloyds-mega-container-ship-collided-with-3-santos-ferries/

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.