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Ever Given is stranded yesterday, March 28.
After a series of tireless efforts of the Suez Canal management, the cargo ship Ever Given was floating on the water after a week of stranding. “The ship began to float after attempts to pull it off the canal“, Osama Rabie, director of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), confirmed in a phone interview. “Once the boat exits, we will be the pilot directly, bringing the boat into the Bitter Lakes area“.
SCA confirmed the Ever Given vessel was almost no longer stranded, the traffic congestion on the Suez Canal is about to come to an end. Videos of rescuing the Ever Given show that the stern had left the canal after efforts by local authorities, and a series of ships were trying to pull the bow of Ever Given forward.
Image cut from the video shows the stern has left the canal.
The ship is trying to pull the Ever Given.
The process of rescuing Ever Given is much easier due to the impact of high tide, and will soon continue as water continues to rise in the Suez Canal. In addition to support from the ocean currents were efforts to dig sand in front and behind the vessel: according to Rabie, a total of 27,000 cubic meters of sand were removed, allowing the tugboat to take Ever Given midway through the canal.
Once the arterial sea route has been cleared, efforts to investigate the cause of the incident will continue. So far, the reason why Ever Given ran aground still has many mysteries. In the words of Rabie, “There are many factors or reasons for the incident, strong winds or sandstorms could be the cause, but not the main one – it could be a technical problem or a human error.“.
The investigation will continue, he confirmed.
According to CNN
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