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In pics | Stranded container ship Ever Given refloated

The massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week has been turned 80 percent in the right direction, officials said on Monday, raising hopes the vital trade route could soon be clear. The website vessel finder has changed the status of the ship to under way.

March 29, 2021 / 01:06 PM IST
The stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal was re-floated on March 29 and is currently being secured, Inch Cape Shipping Services said. The ship was successfully refloated at 4.30 am local time and was being secured at the moment, Inchcape, a global provider of marine services said on Twitter. A view shows the partially re-floated container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany REFILE - ADDITIONAL CAPTION INFORMATION - RC2SKM94XHGR
The stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal was re-floated on March 29 and is currently being secured, Inch Cape Shipping Services said. The ship was successfully refloated at 4.30 am local time and was being secured at the moment, Inchcape, a global provider of marine services said on Twitter. Here is the view of the partially re-floated container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships (Image: Reuters)
Here is the current position of Ever given ship. (Image: Vessel Finder)
Here is the current position of Ever Given container ship. The website vessel finder has changed the status of the ship to underway. (Image: Vessel Finder)
The breakthrough came after intensive efforts to push and pull the ship with 10 tugboats and vacuum up sand with several dredgers at spring tide. An all-Indian crew comprising 25 Indian nationals remains aboard the MV Ever Given container ship. The MV Ever Given, longer than four football fields, has been wedged diagonally across the canal since March 23, towering over nearby palm trees and strangling world supply chains. (Image: Reuters)
The breakthrough came after intensive efforts to push and pull the ship with 10 tugboats and vacuum up sand with several dredgers at spring tide. An all-Indian crew comprising 25 Indian nationals remains aboard the MV Ever Given container ship. The MV Ever Given, longer than four football fields, has been wedged diagonally across the canal since March 23, towering over nearby palm trees and strangling world supply chains. (Image: Reuters)
The massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week has been turned 80 percent in the right direction, officials said Monday, raising hopes the vital trade route could soon be clear. But its owner said that while the giant ship "has turned", it was still not yet afloat. The MV Ever Given, longer than four football fields, has been wedged diagonally across the canal since Tuesday, strangling world supply chains and costing the global economy billions. This picture taken on March 29, 2021 from a nearby tugboat in the Suez Canal shows a view of the Panama-flagged MV 'Ever Given' (operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine) container ship as it begins to move. - Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said on March 29 the Ever Given container ship, which has been blocking the crucial waterway for nearly a week, has been turned in the "right direction". "The position of the ship has been reorientated 80 percent in the right direction," SCA chief Osama Rabie said in a statement. Over 300 ships are currently waiting to travel through the canal. (Photo by - / AFP)
According to AFP, the massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week has been turned 80 percent in the right direction, officials said on Monday, raising hopes the vital trade route could soon be clear. But its owner said that while the giant ship "has turned", it was still not yet afloat. The MV Ever Given, longer than four football fields, has been wedged diagonally across the canal since Tuesday, strangling world supply chains and costing the global economy billions. This picture taken on March 29, 2021 from a nearby tugboat in the Suez Canal shows a view of the Panama-flagged MV 'Ever Given' (operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine) container ship as it begins to move. (Image: AFP)
Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chief Osama Rabie said Monday that rescue efforts with tugs had succeeded in shifting the front and back of the ship. "The position of the ship has been reorientated 80 percent in the right direction," Rabie in a statement. "The stern... moved to 102 metres (335 feet) from the shore," compared to its position four metres from the shore previously. Efforts to refloat it will resume on the next high tide. A view shows the refloated container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RC2SKM9EON8M
Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chief Osama Rabie said Monday that rescue efforts with tugs had succeeded in shifting the front and back of the ship. "The position of the ship has been reorientated 80 percent in the right direction," Rabie in a statement. "The stern... moved to 102 metres (335 feet) from the shore," compared to its position four metres from the shore previously. Efforts to refloat it will resume on the next high tide.  (Image: Reuters)
Already, hundreds of vessels remained trapped in the canal waiting to pass, carrying everything from crude oil to cattle. Over two dozen vessels have opted for the alternative route between Asia and Europe around the Cape of Good Hope, adding some two weeks to journeys and threatening delivery delays. A view shows the stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, after it ran aground, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 28, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RC2FKM9CSJ0I
Already, hundreds of vessels remained trapped in the canal waiting to pass, carrying everything from crude oil to cattle. Over two dozen vessels have opted for the alternative route between Asia and Europe around the Cape of Good Hope, adding some two weeks to journeys and threatening delivery delays. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Mar 29, 2021 01:06 pm

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