Suez Canal news live: The latest news as the Everglades closed a shipping lane
One of the world’s busiest and most important shipping lanes has been closed for hours after a container ship was sealed since whenI got stuck.
Ships now line both ends of the Suez Canal, of which dozens of them usually cross between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea every day.
It was a strong wind that was responsible for since whenIt has been grounded and left stranded sideways in a vital waterway, according to the owners.
Egyptian officials are trying to re-float the giant vessel but warn that this may take two days.
since when He was traveling from China to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
John SharmanMarch 24, 2021 08:40
How did this happen?
He believed it was not immediately clear why Evergreen GAC, a global shipping and logistics company, said it suffered a power outage while crossing northward.
Dr Sal Mercogliano of Campbell University told BBC Radio 4 Today The program that would have removed the ship’s helm control.
Evergreen Marine Corp., a major Taiwan-based shipping company that operates the vessel, said in a statement that since when It was overcome by strong winds as it entered the Suez Canal from the Red Sea.
Likewise, an Egyptian official blamed the wind. Meteorologists said strong winds and a sandstorm hit the area on Tuesday, reaching a speed of 31 miles per hour.
“All crew members are safe and accountable,” said Bernhard Schulte Ship Management, who directs Evergiven. There were no reports of injuries or contamination. “
The management company denied that the ship had ever lost capacity.
Additional reports by The Associated Press
John SharmanMarch 24, 2021 08:21
A risky mission is to try to free the ship
Dr Sal Mercogliano, a professor of marine history at Campbell University, said ships had run aground in the canal before, but they weren’t that large and didn’t block the entire waterway.
He told BBC Radio 4 Today The program: “Being stranded as it is, along the road on the East Bank, and registering it to the port, it is very difficult to be able to get it out.
“They are in a very dangerous and unstable position as well, with both ends of the ship on shore, there is a possibility that the ship will descend in the middle.
“If they can’t get it out of this position using locomotives, they’ll have to start removing fuel from it, then containers.
“But the difficulty is getting containers out of them. They are so tall and so long that it is very difficult to get the properly sized cranes in there.”
John SharmanMarch 24, 2021 08:02
Dam the Suez Canal due to the suspension of a “giant ship” with a tonnage of 200 thousand tons
A giant container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, shutting down one of the world’s busiest trade routes in both directions for hours. Writes Kate Ng.
The 200,000-tonne Evergiven was en route from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean when it got stuck sideways in the canal at around 5.40 a.m. GMT, according to the GAC freight forwarder.
Data from ship tracking website Marine Traffic shows the ship is still in the same position, with at least five tug boats attempting to tow it for free.
John Sharman24 Mar 2021 07:43
Welcome to our coverage of the Suez Canal for Wednesday. The main waterway was blocked by a huge 200,000-ton container ship that ran aground on both banks.
John Sharman24 Mar 2021 07:42