Monday, March 29, 2021

Ever Given Container Ship Finally Freed In The Suez Canal (News Roundup)

Back on course: The Ever Given was floating in the Suez Canal again and being towed by a fleet of tugboats on Monday as the shipping saga which has brought billions of dollars' worth in trade to a standstill neared its end 

 * Bow of the 220,000-ton Ever Given was finally dislodged from the sandy bank of the Suez Canal on Monday 
 * Fleet of tugboats used high tide to pull on the ship while rescue teams vacuumed sand from the canal bank 
 * It remained unclear how long it would take to fully re-open the canal with £6.5bn of trade held up every day 
 * Japanese-owned vessel got wedged in crucial trading passage last Tuesday, disrupting global shipping 

The Suez Canal saga was nearing its end today after the container ship blocking the channel was set free and towed up the waterway by a fleet of tugboats, nearly a week after causing a traffic jam that strangled global trade. 

The bow of the 220,000-ton Ever Given was finally dislodged from the canal bank on Monday after tugboats had straightened the vessel in an early-morning operation and dredgers had vacuumed away huge chunks of sand. 

The salvage team made a major breakthrough by dislodging the ship's stern and straightening its position, taking advantage of a high tide brought on by a 'supermoon'. 

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Anonymous said...

I blame Biden. This did not happen when Trump was president

Anonymous said...

ship was from Taiwan say it was Chinese strategy where the Egyptian government accepted the bribe, wind pushes a heavy ship? no logic has already been done for this, I believe the channel blew up.

Fusion said...

honestly, i thought it was gonna be stuck there for MUCH longer. good job on the ground for sure