Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed – BBC News

Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed – BBC News

Traffic has resumed in the Suez Canal after a giant, stranded container ship blocking it for nearly a week was finally freed by salvage crews.

Tug boats honked their horns in celebration as the 400m-long (1,300ft) Ever Given was dislodged on Monday with the help of dredgers and tug boats.

Hundreds of ships are waiting to pass through the canal which links the Mediterranean to the Red Sea via Egypt.

It is one of the world’s busiest trade routes.

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48 Responses

  1. lmSicKPaL Official says:

    I’m just hoping anyone being smuggled in one of those containers is still alive after the delay

  2. Anything’s Possible Music says:

    Amazing how these things float in the first place

  3. lmSicKPaL Official says:

    Man, I had a big fck up at work, but at least it’s not being talked about around the world and isn’t viewable from space.😂😂

  4. Fishboi 99 says:

    Twas the best marketing campaign of all time by the Evergreen shipping Company

  5. No name says:

    Official Suez Canal news: 3-4 days required to pass the 400 ships. 2 -3 weeks is not correct information. 113 ships will pass today.

    • Amzar Nacht says:

      The problem is getting them all to the ports and unloaded. That could well take weeks to unclog the overflow into those ports.

    • brook316 says:

      Does that take into account all the ships that will keep turning up every day? It’s not just the ships waiting, its every ship that will keep turning up that has to use the canal. Livestock and fresh produce can’t take a lengthy diversion.

    • Spike says:

      That’s not what she said. She said “to return to normal”. As has been said above me, she is probably accounting for ships that are yet to reach the canal, or ones that have had to reroute to return to their normal passages.

    • Mohd Halmy Md Yusoff says:

      2-3 week is true to return to normal. All stranded ships will reach their destination in 1-2 weeks times (including in Far East); the sudden influx of cargo at these ports requires more logistics (trucks, crane & warehouse + authority + customs) . Then another few days to have the recycle containers (there are shortage of containers globally now) … before manufacturer can load their goods for the next shipment. So technically, the backlog at the manufacturer warehouse will take 2-3 week to return to normal and the factory will operate back to normal.

    • Guinness says:

      @brook316 if you’re sending livestock and fresh produce via ship on a 2 week plus journey you don’t expect them to arrive in great condition

  6. John John says:

    In Mr Robinson we trust… pride of Britain

  7. Play Button With 0 Vids-READ MY BIO says:

    The captain is like- Can I try another U turn now!🤣

    • Guinness says:

      @rolling stones yes, you’re the Indian captain who attempted a 3 point turn with a 400m long ship in a 300m wide canal 🤡 😂. You should have listened to your Egyptian pilot when he said no

    • rolling stones says:

      @Guinness yeah you must be the Titanic captain dimwit

    • Wire Monkey Mother says:

      @Guinness Pilots take ships through canals and ports, Captain had 0 to do with it.

    • ZayedG Haroon says:

      MA guy 😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣😂

    • welshpete12 says:

      @rolling stones By very careful what you write . It is not unknown for , let us say certain legal , “entities” to read these comments. And make money from them .

  8. Lukas Loh says:

    This is what my “add to cart” looks like. It’s heavily loaded with different items. And it was stuck there for a year already. I’m waiting for the rise in my salary to move it forward..

  9. Mohamed Faliq says:

    “The Ever Given is the answer to our growing shopping list”

    I really like that statement lol

  10. namcat53 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to all the workers who freed the ship!! WELL DONE!

    • Ingrid watsup says:

      @ComradeKenobi Trima kasi. Yes the dutch company Boskalis made it happen But we do not care if Egypt wants the credits

    • Timon van der Berg says:

      @Nada Nasser The salvage operation was coordinated by Smit (Boskalis) in cooperation with the SCA. I think they involved some Japanese experts too. The two big sea-going tugs used came from Italy and the Netherlands. A good example of excellent international cooperation by everyone!

    • flitsertheo says:

      @Ingrid watsup Knowing the Dutch, wait for cheering until they send the invoice.

    • Ingrid watsup says:

      @flitsertheo Hahaha so right !

    • Donald Macdonald says:

      ….Helped by full Moon …High Tide…🌕

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