The Wall Street Journal reports:
The vast container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for six days has now been freed and is moving north to an anchor point, paving the way to open the critical waterway and end days of global supply delays.
Engineers raced throughout Monday to finish the job of freeing the Ever Given after partially refloating the ship at dawn, taking advantage of an unusually high tide to make the job easier.
Tugboats helped pull the vessel out from the side of the canal where it had been stuck, before straightening its heading. It is as yet unclear when the waterway will be reopened to traffic.
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Breaking: The container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for six days has been freed, paving the way to open the critical waterway https://t.co/BfIhuT7Jiq
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 29, 2021
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 29, 2021
The massive cargo ship that ran aground in the Suez Canal — bringing traffic to a standstill in one of the world’s most important waterways — is finally free, authorities say.
Here’s a time lapse of the 1,300-foot ship’s progress: pic.twitter.com/M9bxYS7iGg
— NPR (@NPR) March 29, 2021