Ever Given ship freed in the Suez Canal

Reuters news agency quoted information from Egyptian television on 30 March said more than 100 ships had passed through the Suez Canal from both directions, after the super cargo ship Ever Given was rescued on 29 March.

Ever Given ship freed in the Suez Canal
The Ever Given was rescued on the Suez Canal on March 29 – Photo: REUTERS

Specifically, nearly 113 ships had passed through the canal as of the morning of March 30 (local time), similar to the number of ships previously predicted. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) expects an additional 140 ships to cross by the same evening.

Freight ships began to pass through the canal again on the evening of March 29. SCA President Osama Rabie said there were more than 420 ships waiting to pass through the Suez Canal, which is estimated to take about three and a half days to move all of them at either end of the canal.

The ship Ever Given hung the Panama flag, deviated, deviated from one side and ran aground on March 23, after having encountered strong winds and dust storms obstructing the view. This ship is on a cargo journey to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The 400m Ever Given train, more than 4 football fields combined, blocked the canal, making ships from two directions unable to pass through for nearly a week.

As a 193km man-made traffic canal located on the territory of Egypt, the Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean city of Port Said with the Indian Ocean through the Egyptian city of Suez in the Red Sea.

The Suez Canal – originally owned by French investors – was built when Egypt was still under the control of the Ottoman Empire in the mid-19th century. Construction began at the Port Said section in early 1859, took 10 years to complete and required an estimated 1.5 million builders, according to the New York Times.

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