The Suez Canal, finally unblocked: the Ever Given floats and frees maritime traffic on this route after almost a week
Finish the nightmare of the maritime transport that was being lived in the Suez Canal. El Ever Given, the gigantic 200,000-ton ship that had been traversed in the middle of the Canal, has been refloated at last and at this moment it is resuming its way to cross its journey.
The ship was stranded in the Suez Canal about six days ago, and since then produced a monumental maritime traffic jam that made hundreds of ships wait to cross this pass. Others preferred to surround Africa, but now at last the activity will begin to return to normal.
Maritime traffic reactivates in the Suez Canal
A few hours ago it was possible to refloat the sternBut it seemed that there was still a difficult task ahead. Fortunately those in charge of the rescue operation they have also been able to refloat the bow just a few hours later, which has caused several tug boats to celebrate the milestone by sounding their sirens.
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The Suez Canal is therefore released after almost a week of uncertainty and multimillion dollar losses for the freight transport sector.
Now all that maritime traffic is reactivated: the Ever Given is now sailing towards the Mediterranean at a speed of around 7 knots according to Marine Vessel Traffic.
Ships waiting at the entrance to the canal are expected to can finally use it gradually.
In FleetMon have followed the entire process of refloating the ship by satellite, which can be followed in a sequence that continue monitoring the journey right now of this gigantic freight ship.
Via | Reuters