The MV Ever Given has been partially re-floated at 04:30 LT (02:30 GMT) on 29 March 2021, raising hopes the vital waterway could reopen and ease global shipping backlogs.
Great efforts from Suez Canal Authority continues with 10 tugs including ALP GUARD in coordination with SMIT are currently stationed on four different directions to tow M/V EVER GIVEN in the Suez Canal.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority that operates the waterway, saying the ship had been partially freed and it was “good news”. He said that tugboats would keep working for another hour to ensure the vessel could begin moving again up the canal.
“We are not finished yet, but it has moved,” he said.
The latest satellite information showed the vessel had straightened, with the bow pointing away from the east bank.
BREAKING: SERIOUS MOVEMENT HAPPENING NOW.
Latest AIS data shows that the #EVERGIVEN‘s stern has been dramatically pivoted off the #Suez Canal’s Western wall.
Stern now appears to be in the channel. pic.twitter.com/89KFvfjqeR
— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) March 29, 2021