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Egypt reassures the world: This is the current situation in the Suez Canal


According to Rabi`, the ship’s course has been significantly modified by 80%, and the stern of the ship is 102 meters away from the shore, instead of 4 meters.

The maneuvers are scheduled to resume again, with the water level rising to its maximum height during the period from 11:30 a.m., reaching two meters, allowing the ship’s course to be completely modified, to be in the middle of the navigation course.

The head of the Suez Canal Authority sent a message to reassure the international maritime community to resume navigation in the canal once the vessel is fully floated soon, and to direct it to wait in the lakes area for its technical examination.

Lieutenant General Osama Rabie praised the heroes of the Suez Canal Authority who performed this great work, appreciating their efforts during the last period and for carrying out their national duty to the fullest, with his full confidence in the completion of the work by 100%

Pictures, on Monday, showed the delinquent container ship standing in the waterway of the Suez Canal, while two local sources in the shipping sector said it had returned to its “normal course.”

A source familiar with the shipping sector also confirmed to Reuters that the ship has been almost completely floated, and that it will undergo a preliminary examination before moving.

According to a Sky News Arabia correspondent, the stranded vessel is being towed to ensure its viability.

The ship, with a tonnage of more than 200,000 tons, moved away from the west bank of the canal.

The container ship “MV Evergiven”, which is more than four football fields in length, ran aground in the course of the Suez Canal last Tuesday morning and closed it completely, disrupting navigation in both directions in the very important waterway.

The vessel, which was 400 meters long, 59 meters wide and with a gross tonnage of 224,000 tons, was on a voyage from China to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The disruption of navigation led to traffic jams in the canal and a long queue.

The head of the Suez Canal Authority said in a statement to Al Arabiya channel on Sunday that 369 ships are now waiting to cross the canal in both directions.

The ship disruptions caused deep delays in deliveries of oil and other products.