Ship in Suez Canal moved 80% in ‘right direction’ – Egypt canal authority

Ship in Suez Canal moved 80% in ‘right direction’ – Egypt canal authority

CAIRO Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority stated Monday the Ever Given container ship, which has actually been obstructing the vital waterway for almost a week, has actually been kipped down the “right direction.”

“The position of the ship has been reorientated 80 percent in the right direction,” SCA chief Osama Rabie stated in a declaration.

“The stern… moved to 102 meters (335 feet from the shore,” compared to its position 4 meters from the coast formerly, he included.

Rabie kept in mind that the procedure of refloating the ship had actually started, “with success”.

The procedure “will resume when water flow increases again from 11:30 am (0930 GMT… in order to completely refloat the vessel, so as to reposition it in the middle of the waterway,” the declaration included.

The Egyptian authorities stated that navigation would resume “after the completion of refloating operations of the ship, which will then be directed to the waiting area,” to enable the canal to be cleared.

Over 300 ships are presently waiting to take a trip through the canal.

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Ship in Suez Canal moved 80% in ‘right direction’ – Egypt canal authority