Tuesday, April 20, 2021

the Suez Canal is trying to rescue a container ship that has obstructed navigation

The Suez Canal Authority is working to rescue and float the giant Panamanian container ship EVER GIVEN, which ran aground on Wednesday morning and caused the disruption of shipping traffic.

Lieutenant-General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said in a statement that the rescue units and the authority’s tugs are continuing efforts to rescue and float the ship that ran aground during its passage to the Suez Canal within the southern convoy on its journey coming from China and bound for Rotterdam.

The head of the authority confirmed that the navigation movement has returned and organized again in the canal, seeking by the authority to ensure the regularity of navigation and serve the global trade traffic.

According to a statement issued by the Suez Canal Authority, the accident occurred on Tuesday morning, mainly due to the lack of visibility resulting from bad weather conditions, given that Egypt was passing through a dust storm, as the wind speed reached 40 knots, which led to the loss of the ability to steer the ship, and then its stranding .

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