/ 30 March 2021

Ever Given floats again

Blasting horns celebrated the freeing of the mammoth container ship overnight after it blocked one of the world’s most important waterways for almost a week. Authorities said 13 tugboats, a specialist salvage team and the dredging of 30,000 cubic metres of sand was all it took to get the ship off the bank of Egypt’s Suez Canal. And now, the 400m-long ship is being towed to the Great Bitter Lake for checks. Authorities didn’t waste time to start clearing the backlog of circa 450 ships stuck waiting for the Ever Given to get ever goin’… Clearance of the impasse couldn’t come a day too soon with reports the canal’s revenues were taking a daily $18-19.5 million hit.

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