Ever Given cargo ship moved in Suez Canal
New Delhi : Almost after being stuck for more than a week, the giant cargo ship MV Ever Given started moving in Suez Canal. A group of videos on social media showed the ship turning. However, the owner has claimed that it may have turned but it is still not afloat.
Ever Given was "stuck at an angle of 30 degrees towards the canal but that has eased," the spokesman for the vessel's owner said.
"A total of 11 tug boats have been pulling Ever Given since this morning," he added.
It has been learned that the ship has been turned 80 per cent in the correct direction, raising hopes that the passage can be cleared soon.
"The position of the ship has been reorientated 80 percent in the right direction. The stern... moved to 102 metres (335 feet) from the shore," compared to its position four metres from the shore previously, Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chief Osama Rabie in a statement.
According to reports, 27,000 cubic meters of sand were dug out, to a depth of 18 meters to enable the movement of the ship.
The cargo ship had been stuck in the canal for more than six days now.