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Reuters quoted a source in the Suez Canal Authority as saying that the container ship, which ran aground in the Suez Canal, has been partially floated, and it is expected to resume navigation in the canal soon.
The past hours, Tuesday evening, saw the traffic stop in Suez CanalBecause of a giant ship stranding in the middle of the canal. Traffic was reported in Suez CanalDuring the past hours, video clips have spread showing a huge ship obstructing movement.
The vessel Evergiven, registered in Panama, on a voyage from China to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, was passing north through the canal on its way to the Mediterranean Sea when it ran aground and became trapped between the canal sides.
The past hours, Tuesday evening, saw the traffic stop in Suez CanalBecause of a giant ship stranding in the middle of the canal, news circulated about traffic jams Suez CanalVideo clips have spread during the past hours, showing a huge ship obstructing movement, and the ship is Ever Geffen, registered in Panama, on a voyage from China to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, passing north through the canal on its way to the Mediterranean Sea when it ran aground and became trapped between both sides the channel.
Immediately, JAC Shipping Services announced that a container ship bound for Rotterdam ran aground in the middle of the canal, impeding the passage of other ships on one of the most important maritime traffic routes in the world, as confirmed by the navigation data on Refinitiv Icon.
JAC reported on its website that the 200,000-ton ship Evergiven was on its way from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea when it ran aground around 7:40 am yesterday, Tuesday, after experiencing a power outage due to the bad weather hitting Egypt. Since yesterday, Tuesday, it has been subjected to a dust storm.
The company added in its official statement, that 15 other ships that were behind the delinquent ship in the convoy heading north were forced to dock until the lane was evacuated, and the company said that a convoy heading south was also surrounded.
According to Reuters news agency, two senior sources in the navigation sector said that the Canal Authority decided to amend the ship transit system on Wednesday morning to turn in both directions in the old channel after the ship ran aground in the new channel due to bad weather conditions.
The two sources stated that the ship’s floatation work began this morning after its stranding last night, and an official statement from the Suez Canal Authority stated that several naval tugs have been deployed to help tow the ship named Evergiven, which is 400 meters long and 59 meters wide, but There are fears that it will be stuck for several days.
Lieutenant-General Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, confirmed that the rescue units and the Authority’s locomotives continue their efforts to rescue and float the giant Panamanian container ship EVER GIVEN, which ran aground at the 151 km of the canal numbering, while it was crossing within the southern convoy on its coming trip from China and bound for Rotterdam, this came during the follow-up of the rescue work. And procedures for floating the ship from the site of the accident.
Rabei added that the accident was most likely caused by strong winds and a dust storm that obstructed vision. The head of the authority sent a message of reassurance regarding the navigation movement in the canal and its regularity again through the course of the original canal, stressing that the Suez Canal spares no effort to ensure the regularity of navigation and service of global trade traffic.
In the same context, the Taiwanese “Evergreen Marine” company said in a statement that the container ship’s stranding was most likely due to sudden strong winds.
Evergreen, which leases a container ship for a specific period, explained that the owner of the ship told her that it believed that what had happened was the result of “sudden strong winds that caused the ship’s body to deviate from the waterway and hit the bottom and drift.”
She added, “The company urged the ship’s owner to report the cause of the accident and set up a plan with the concerned units, such as the Suez Canal Authority, to help the ship get out of the problem as soon as possible.”
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