Successful rescue of ship blocking the Suez Canal

Successful rescue of ship blocking the Suez Canal 4
Successful rescue of ship blocking the Suez Canal 4

Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), announced that the ship had `successfully refloated` this morning.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi also praised the successful effort to rescue the Ever Given.

The SCA previously said efforts to save the Ever Given using tugboats succeeded in moving the front and back parts of the ship, helping the ship partially refloat.

According to Rabie, the Ever Given `responded to the pull and impacts of the tugboat`.

Successful rescue of ship blocking the Suez Canal

The Ever Given container ship is moving again after being rescued this morning.

Efforts to fully free the Eve Given will resume at the next high tide today, allowing `full restoration of the vessel’s course to bring it back into position in the middle of this waterway`.

A total of 11 tugboats have been mobilized to tow the Ever Given since this morning.

It is unclear when ships will be able to travel again through the Suez Canal, but the SCA emphasized that all operations will be restored once Ever Given resumes operations.

Marine service provider Inchcape was the first to announce the ship had been successfully rescued.

`Ever Given was refloated at 4:30 a.m. on March 29, 2021 (9:30 a.m. Hanoi time). The ship is now secured. More information on the next steps will be updated once we have it.`

The video of the Ever Given ship moving again was widely shared on social networks.

Inchcape also posted a notice of photos taken from Google Maps showing that the ship had moved location.

Crude oil prices fell after news of the ship’s rescue, with Brent crude oil prices falling by one dollar/barrel, to $63.67/barrel.

Successful rescue of ship blocking the Suez Canal

The location of the Ever Given ship changed direction after the rescue attempt this morning.

Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships with a total tonnage of more than 200,000 tons, crashed diagonally into the bank of the Suez Canal and ran aground on the morning of March 24 while moving from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean.

Forces participating in rescuing Ever Given have increased digging and dredging around this giant cargo ship.

At least 369 ships carrying billions of dollars worth of goods have been stuck at the entrances to the Suez Canal due to the Ever Given incident.

Large shipping companies such as Denmark’s Maersk have redirected ships to go around South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope despite the higher cost and longer route, causing them to spend at least 7 more days on the journey.

Even if the Ever Given is freed, Maersk estimates it will take 3-6 days for the stuck ships to pass through the canal.

Successful rescue of ship blocking the Suez Canal

Location of the Suez Canal connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.

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