Extremely Giant Container Vessel EVER GIVEN ran aground in Suez Canal north of Suez, at round 0600 UTC Mar 23, shortly after coming into Canal in northbound convoy. As of 1440 UTC Mar 23, the enormous ship was nonetheless aground with tugs trying to refloat her. Visitors reportedly, is blocked in each instructions. EVER GIVEN is en route from Yantian China to Rotterdam.
Mar 24 0415 UTC UPDATE: Nonetheless aground, site visitors blocked, Canal authorities hope the ship might be refloated throughout the day Mar 24.
Mar 24 1530 UTC UPDATE: A number of information and trade retailers reported that the ship was partially refloated and positioned alongside Canal’s financial institution, arising hope of at the least partial, site visitors resume. In accordance with reside AIS tracks of EVER GIVEN and different ships, it doesn’t occur but. The ship remains to be blocking Canal, all northbound convoy vessels which adopted EVER GIVEN and have been blocked by her grounding, stay of their positions, and naturally, there are not any southbound ships transiting blocked leg. In fact one of the best momentary answer might be pivoting the enormous ship to place her alongside Canal financial institution, and thus most likely, permitting restricted site visitors. The worst potential situation will happen if makes an attempt to maneuver the ship fail, in order that the lightering might be required.
Container ship EVER GIVEN, IMO 9811000, GT 219079, capability 20388 TEU, constructed 2018, flag Panama, supervisor HIGAKI SANGYO KAISHA LTD (EQUASIS).