In the early hours of this morning the Ever Given, the stranded container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for days, was refloated. The high tide facilitated the salvage operations.
Shipping service provider Inchcape Shipping broke the news, reporting how the Ever Given had been successfully refloated at 4:30 this morning.
According to the Canal Port Authority, 370 vessels are currently stranded at both ends of the canal, waiting to transit.
Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced Ever Given ship changed its course with 80% after it was partially freed. #Egypt #Suez #SuezCanal #EVERGIVEN #Evergreen #BreakingNews|#قناة_السويس #السفينة_الجائحة #عاجلpic.twitter.com/HxFAW2LUzw
— Egypt Today Magazine (@EgyptTodayMag) March 29, 2021
Translation by Giles Foster