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Ever given ship closure of the Suez Canal

Ever given ship closure of the Suez Canal
Ever given ship closure of the Suez Canal
The Suez Canal Authority announced on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, that the giant Ever given ran aground at the side of the Suez Canal, which led to the suspension of navigation in the canal.
The suspension of the passage of ships in the Suez Canal disrupted supplies of oil and goods around the world, which led to many oil and gas tankers changing their course to bypass around Africa.

Information about the Evergreen ship

  1. The Ever Given is a gigantic truck carrying the Panama flag. It is operated by the Taiwanese maritime transport company, Ever given.
  2. The ship is 400 meters long and 59 meters wide, while its speed reaches 98 knots (about 181 km/hr).
  3. The draft reaches 15.7 meters, and it is one of the giant container ships category, which was built in 2018, and its total tonnage exceeds 219 thousand tons.
About 19,000 ships, with a net tonnage of 1.17 billion tons, crossed the Suez Canal in 2020 at an average of 51.5 ships per day, according to the Suez Canal Authority.
About 12% of the global trade volume passes through the Suez Canal, which is a major source of hard currency in Egypt.
Sources told Reuters that the Suez Canal Authority in Egypt diverted the sailing route to the old course after the ship blocked the new course.

End of the crisis of closing the Suez Canal and floating the ship

The Suez Canal Authority and the Egyptian government continue to try to float the giant ship, using the largest dredges owned by the authority with the largest pulling tugs such as Baraka 1 and more than 6 other locomotives to rid the ship.
باحث اقتصادي هدفي إنشاء موسوعة عن الدول العربية توضح جوانب القوة في كل دولة، واتمني أن يأتي اليوم الذي يتحد فيه العرب لتعم الفائدة علي كل الشعوب.


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