The Ever Given has stated that they have successfully refloated on Suez Canal after a week that it ran aground in high winds blocking one of the world’s busiest shipping planes. Tweeting about the same, it has been said that the giant container ship which had been blocking the Suez Canal was refloated on Monday keeping it secured, maritime services company Inchcape. The tweet stated that the ship was all secured at the moment and further information about the steps ahead will be disclosed after they get known.
The big container ship remaining stuck across Egypt’s Suez Canal after several attempts to dislodge it on Saturday’s high tide has failed. Officials relating to the canal have said that there had been progress made, and there were more tugboats that were joining the effort on Sunday.
There was a video posted on Facebook early Monday showing how the stern of the container ship that had been stuck at Suez Canal swung towards the canal bank, opening space through the narrow channel around.
There had been a consistent effort since last week to free this mega vessel – Ever Given, which got stuck last Tuesday after running aground at the time of entering the Suez Canal from the Red Sea.
Initial reports stated that 400m long, 200,000-ton vessel ran aground because of high winds and sandstorm which affected the visibility around. Officials, therefore, said that it was not just weather conditions that were not just the reason for the ship’s grounding and there might have been some technical or human errors for this issue.
Ever Given is one of the largest container ships across the globe with a 220,000-ton ship capacity having 20,000 container capacity. There were 367 ships on Monday that had been waiting to travel through the canal with dozens of container vessels, natural gas tankers, and ships carrying livestock. About 12 percent of global trade passes through a 193km panel that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea and provides the shortest sea linking Asia and Europe.