A huge container ship moored on the Suez Canal has partially resurfaced.
It was helped by the giant dredger Mashhour, which can move over 70,000 cubic feet of sand per hour.
However, the front end of the ship is still clogged on the bank of the canal and it is not clear when other ships can pass.
The giant containership, which has spent several days on the Suez Canal, has been partially resurfaced by a giant dredger capable of moving over 70,000 cubic feet of sand per hour.
Evergiven vessels have been stuck across the canal since Tuesday, blocking one of the world’s busiest trade routes, leaving hundreds of vessels trading billions of dollars worth, significantly longer around Africa We were discussing whether to take the route.
Workers were able to partially release and rotate the ship on Monday.
But the front end of the ship Still stuck on the bank of the canal..
Success so far has been achieved after days of tugboat and dredger work.
And the key to its success is a giant dredger called Mash Hour, which began working to remove sand from around the ship on Thursday.
This picture shows what it looks like:
And this picture shows that it’s actually working:
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Ever Given Technical Manager, Said Dredgers can move 2,000 cubic meters of material per hour (more than 70,000 cubic feet).
Suez Canal Authority Secretary Osama Rabbie Said Mashur did most of the dredging work around Evergiven. And he said the work allowed the tugboat to begin its efforts to move the ship.
However, there is no timeline yet to reopen the canal.
“Don’t cheer too soon,” Peter Belldowski, CEO of Boscaris, a rescue company hired to free the ship, told NPO Radio 1 in the Netherlands.
“The good news is that the stern is free, but we considered it the simplest part of the job,” he added. Associated Press reported..
And an official who works for the company that owns the ship Said The bottom of the ship is still touching the bottom of the canal.
The container can be removed from the ship to reduce weight.
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