The Ever Given, a container ship weighing more than 200,000 tons, Stuck in the Suez CanalTraffic stop in one of the world’s major waterways.
Authorities worked every Wednesday to expel the cargo carrier, but they were still stuck tight with a buildup of ship traffic on both sides of the canal.
In this photo released by the Suez Canal Authority, a cargo ship called Ever Geffen sits, with its bow stuck in a wall, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after it turned sideways in the Egyptian Suez Canal, impeding traffic in a vital eastern region – West Waterway International Shipping.
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In one photo, an “Ever Giffen” is dwarfed by a piece of heavy machinery and two workers standing on one side of the canal. The bow of the ship is seen touching the eastern wall of the canal.
The Taiwan-based operator Evergreen Marine Corp. said in a statement that the Evergéen ran aground, driven by strong winds, as it entered the Suez Canal from the Red Sea.
The cropped satellite images captured on March 23, 2021 show the cargo container vessel Ever Given Gate blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt.
Satellite images show the difficulty of evicting the ship from the narrow waterway. Mount Evergiven is over 1,300 feet long and nearly 193 feet wide.
In this photo published by the Suez Canal Authority, a boat sails in front of a huge cargo ship, called Evergiven, stern, seated on the ground Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after it turned sideways in the Egyptian Suez Canal, blocking traffic in an important waterway between East and West for Global Shipping.
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A tugboat is seen next to the ship as authorities attempt to start the process of resuming the float, which could take days.
In this photo released by the Suez Canal Authority, Lieutenant General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, second on the right, speaks to other employees on a boat near the stalled cargo ship Evergreen on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after it became jammed through the Suez Canal in Egypt. And block all traffic in the vital waterway.
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Officials from the Suez Canal Authority speak to workers on a boat near the existing cargo ship.
The container ship RDO Concord sails through the Suez Canal as Egypt celebrates the 150th anniversary of the opening of the canal in Ismailia, Egypt, November 17, 2019.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany | Reuters
More than 50 ships pass through the Suez Canal every day, carrying everything from consumer products to machine parts to oil all over the world.
The USS Abraham Lincoln Nimitz-class aircraft carrier approaches the Mubarak Peace Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal in Egypt, May 9, 2019. Photo taken May 9, 2019.
Dan Snow | US Navy | Reuters
Construction of the artificial canal began in 1859. In 2014, the Egyptian government embarked on billions of dollars in renovation work. The expanded waterway opened in 2015.
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