SHIP CONTAINER BLOCKING CANAL REFLOATED
As per a video posted on social media, there was an opening space in the channel. Maritime services company Inchcape, along with others, reported the vessel was freed partially. Refloating the ship was a lengthy effort, which involved tugboats and dredgers.
The canal, which runs through Egypt, is one of the busiest trade routes.
The grounding of the Ever Given – part of the Evergreen fleet – meant other ships had to reroute around Africa.
On Sunday, after several days of failing to free the vessel, canal officials began preparing to remove some of roughly 20,000 containers on board the ship in order to lighten the load.