A new attempt is to be made on Saturday to get the stuck container ship free again. The shipping company is hoping for the tide. In the meantime, the US Army has also offered to help.
- The container ship “Ever Given” is still blocking the Suez Canal.
A new attempt is to be made on Saturday to get the “Ever Given” free.
More than 200 ships are already waiting to pass through on both sides.
With the help of the tides, a new attempt is to be made on Saturday to get the container ship “Ever Given” stuck in the Suez Canal afloat again. Ten tugs are in use and sand is being dug up on the bank and at the bottom of the canal near the ship’s bow, shipping director Yukito Higaki said on Friday evening. It is hoped that the “Ever Given” will be released when the water sinks again after the flood. If that doesn’t work, you have to unload containers to make them lighter.
The almost 400 meters long and 59 meters wide container ship ran aground on Tuesday about six kilometers from the southern entrance to the canal. More than 200 ships were already waiting for a passage on both sides on Friday. After an analysis of ship data by the data service provider Refinitiv, more than 100 more were on their way there. Others have already accepted the detour around the Cape of Good Hope on the southern tip of Africa.
US Army offers to help
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