Suez Canal Blockage — News Updates March 27, 2021


Daily Mail: It moves! 220,000-ton Ever Given budges for the first time since getting stuck in Suez Canal… as officials admit 'human error' may have caused crash after first blaming 'wind'
* Two attempts to dislodge the container ship – and reopen the critical global trade route – will be made today * The Panama-flagged vessel, which is as long as the Empire State building, has been stuck since Tuesday * Osama Rabie, Egypt's Suez Canal Authority chief, today said that 'technical or human errors led to the crash'
The Ever Given cargo carrier which ran aground on the banks of the Suez Canal has moved for the first time in five days – as authorities today admitted 'human error' may be to blame for the blockage.
Osama Rabie, Egypt's Suez Canal Authority chief, confirmed efforts to dislodge the container ship from the critical trade route had allowed for its stern and rudder to move, adding he could not predict when it would be refloated.
He said he remained hopeful that a dredging operation could free the Ever Given without having to resort to removing its cargo to lighten it. Mr Rabie added strong tides and winds were complicating efforts to free it.
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WNU Editor: The oil tankers are now starting to avoid the Suez Canal …. Cheniere and Shell oil tankers change course to avoid Suez Canal as ships divert routes (CNBC). There is now a very real possibility that the Suez Canal may be closed for a few weeks. The first video above is a must see.
Suez Canal Blockage — News Updates March 27, 2021
No timeline given for extracting wedged ship from Suez Canal — AP
Ship blocking Suez Canal moves slightly, unclear when it will refloat — Reuters
Megaship blocking Suez Canal moves slightly, still unclear when it will refloat — France 24
Suez Canal: Fresh effort to refloat wedged container ship — BBC
Salvager raises hopes of clearing Suez canal by early next week — The Guardian
‘A Very Big Problem.’ Giant Ship in the Suez Remains Stuck. — New York Times
Ever Given ship stuck in Suez Canal has moved, but it's still unclear when it will be freed — ABC News (Australia)
Tugs, tides and 200,000 tons: experts fear Ever Given may be stuck in Suez for weeks — The Guardian
No timeline given for freeing huge ship blocking Suez Canal — The Al Jazeera
Suez Canal: Ship blockage may be due to 'human errors' — DW
Salvage firm boss reveals his masterplan to clear the huge tanker blocking the Suez Canal using two large tugboats to tow the ship to safety — Daily Mail
Race against time to save thousands of animals trapped in cargo ship currently blocking the Suez canal — Daily MailOriginal Article

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