The ship anchored within the Suez Canal has now been refloated

  • By Peter Hoskins
  • Enterprise reporter

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Picture album of a container ship passing by way of the Suez Canal

Transport agent Laith Tawkilat mentioned that the ship, which was anchored within the Suez Canal, has been refloated.

The corporate mentioned earlier that the tugs have been working to refloat the ship named Xin Hai Tong 23.

The Suez Canal Authority didn’t instantly reply to the BBC’s request for remark.

Two years in the past, the Suez Canal, one of many world’s busiest waterways, was impassable for practically per week after a large container ship turned caught.

Laith mentioned in a tweet: “The Suez Canal Authority has succeeded in re-floating the M/V XIN HAI TONG 23 at 0740 hours.”

Based on Marine Site visitors’s vessel tracker, the ship, crusing beneath the Hong Kong flag, was “uncontrolled” close to the southern finish of the channel, and was angled subsequent to the japanese aspect of the channel.

The tracker additionally confirmed that there have been three Egyptian tugboats surrounding the ship.

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The Ever Given, one of many largest container ships on the planet, blocked the canal for six days in 2021, disrupting world commerce.

The ship, which is operated by Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine, has prompted a backlog of tons of of ships making an attempt to make use of the waterway.

Final yr, an oil tanker, which was briefly caught within the canal after its rudder malfunctioned, was refloated by tugboats.

In March this yr, a container ship collapsed within the canal prompted minor delays.