Ever Given, the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal has been freed now is on the move.
The ship sailed towards the Great Bitter Lake further along the canal which is about 45 km away.
According to the salvage company involved in the rescue said ‘Even Given’ will undergo full inspection at Great Bitter Lake.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the President of Egypt, hailed the success of the operation done to free the ship.
An announcement was made by the Suez Canal Authority that the ship that blocked the Suez Canal for 6 days has been successfully freed and it’s no longer grounded.
According to the salvage firm head, there was unprecedented time pressure to free the ship.
The Chairman and Managing Director of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced that the Panamanian container ship has been successfully refloated.
Egypt resumed navigation in the canal several hours after the stranded container ship was rescued early Monday, after which many of the 422 ships that have been kept waiting started to cross the waterway.By Saturday at most, all 422 delayed ships will have crossed the Suez Canal.
Linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, the Suez Canal is a major lifeline for global seaborne trade since it allows ships to travel between Europe and South Asia without navigating around Africa, thereby reducing the sea voyage distance between Europe and India by about 7,000 km.
Some 12 percent of the world trade volume passes through the man-made canal.