Monday 29th March 2021
Suez – Hossam El Din Ahmed:
Masrawy lens spotted the moment when the delinquent vessel (Evergiven) was moving in the Suez Canal, after the efforts to float it in the early hours of Monday morning.
The official page of Masrawy on the social networking site Facebook published a video clip of the moment when the engines of the delinquent ship in the Suez Canal were turned on, Monday morning, in preparation for its movement from its location in the most important shipping course in the world.
The concerned agencies, the Suez Canal Authority, had succeeded in floating the delinquent ship early Monday morning after strenuous attempts to conduct work in the shipping course of the canal, to start operating the engines so that the ship exhausted operating fumes would appear.
Lieutenant General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said that he does not expect the ships to resort to any alternative routes and search for any other shipping lane, saying: “The ships stuck in waiting are in the open sea, and it was possible to change their course, but the 356 ships in the north And the south did not enter the Suez Canal, but we provide a distinguished service, a safe and short route, and discounts, incentives and special services are being made for ships, and therefore they prefer to cross from the Suez Canal. The ships stuck in waiting were relaying over the course of 5 days what was reached, saying: “The ships are still present and no one has changed their course. We thank them and we will provide them with excellent service and we will conclude their presence in the canal quickly.” He thanked all the countries that offered assistance, such as the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. And the United States of America, China, Greece and France, which offered to have the Mistral aircraft carrier in Alexandria in case of need for its services, which is the approach of friendly countries that stand by Egypt in crises.
He explained: “We will start at half past eleven in the morning the process of floating the ship by 100% due to the height of the tide of 2 meters, and the ship will be towed to the lakes area, and it is possible today at night, the navigation movement will start working if it walks in the way we set it, and things will return to normal, ships, companies, and the provision of service in the canal.”