The Ever Given container ship that spent almost a week wedged across the Suez Canal was has been refloated and on the move again today.
Ever Given is a 200,000-ton cargo ship that spans a quarter mile, roughly the length of four football fields.
According to Egypt’s canal authority and an agency that helps run the shipping channel, the Ever Given ship has been successfully refloated but it was unclear when the logjam of ships at either end of the critical waterway might be cleared.
There was no immediate confirmation of reports that other vessels had begun transiting the canal again with the Ever Given making its way toward the Great Bitter Lake.
Watch the moment the ship was freed below;
Suez Canal: The Ever Given Ship is free after a week! Clearing Way for Traffic to Resume.pic.twitter.com/zUgKbYGGwM
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) March 29, 2021