One of the world’s largest container ships, Evergreen’s 20,388 TEU Ever Given, got stuck in the Suez Canal March 23, blocking traffic in both directions. According to reports, at one time seven tugs were working to free the 400 meter long by 58.8 meter beam ship, which ran aground at km 151 of the Suez Canal
According to new update via AFP, Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority said Wednesday it was trying to refloat the Taiwan-run, Panama-flagged MV Ever Given, a 400-metre (1,300-foot) long, 59-metre wide vessel which became wedged across the waterway after veering off course in a sandstorm.
“The Suez Canal will not spare any efforts to ensure the restoration of navigation and to serve the movement of global trade,” vowed Lt. Gen. Ossama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal Authority.
Reason: Evergreen Marine Corp., a major Taiwan-based shipping company that operates the ship, said in a statement that the Ever Given had been overcome by strong winds as it entered the canal from the Red Sea but none of its containers had sunk.
Below are some interesting videos of the giant ship stuck in the Suez Canal that we’ve gather from social media:
Top 10 videos of the container ship stuck in Suez Canal
NEW 🚨 The Suez Canal, one of the most important shipping lanes in the world, is blocked with no ships, vessels able to pass it because someone accidentally got stuck with their giant “Evergreen” container ship pic.twitter.com/f934KjlZkT
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) March 24, 2021
Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie stated that tugboats are still managing to save and float the aground cargo ship "Ever Green"
— Egypt Today Magazine (@EgyptTodayMag) March 24, 2021
— Dryad Global (@GlobalDryad) March 24, 2021
Check the Playback of the vast containership that has run aground in the canal, and look at the tugboats that have moved into place trying to free the Ever Given. #Suez #EVERGIVEN pic.twitter.com/zaO4NNFY6X
— MarineTraffic (@MarineTraffic) March 24, 2021
— Oman Observer 🇴🇲 (@OmanObserver) March 24, 2021
Si crees que tienes un mal día, piensa en cómo lo debe estar pasando el capitán del 'Ever Given' después de paralizar el comercio marítimo tras encallar en el canal de Suez pic.twitter.com/tNMR7OB562
— El HuffPost (@ElHuffPost) March 24, 2021
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) March 24, 2021
— #AhmadAlAliwiAlissa #AhmadAlissa #Ahmadalyssa Al-i (@AhmadAlissaAliw) March 24, 2021
Egypt’s Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important trade routes, has been blocked by a giant container ship bringing its marine traffic to a halt.
The container ship is still grounded as canal authorities work to refloat it. pic.twitter.com/COg8w3cnS2
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) March 24, 2021
The Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said that shipping resumed through the original channel of the Suez Canal, And eight tug boats are re-directing the vessel, named Evergreen which is 400 metres long, 59 metres wide and can carry up to 224,000 tons. pic.twitter.com/ZNRv0ON4uD
— مشاريع مصر Egypt (@EgyProjects) March 24, 2021