With the 400-metre-long (430-yard) Ever Given dislodged, 113 ships were expected to transit the canal in both directions by early Tuesday morning, Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chairman Osama Rabie told reporters.
He said a backlog of 422 ships could be cleared in 3 -1/2 days. The Ever Given had become jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia, in high winds early on March 23.
Evergreen Line, which is leasing the Ever Given, said the ship would be inspected for seaworthiness in the Great Bitter Lake, which separates two sections of the canal.
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Traffic resumes in #SuezCanal after stranded cargo ship ‘Ever Given,’ stuck for nearly a week, fully refloated, Egyptian President @AlsisiOfficial hails the success of operation pic.twitter.com/dqlhg0XIAM
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