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“The storm only comes to teach you how to skillfully sail your ship.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
Is that ship still stuck? Yes.
The ship has been blocking one of the world’s busiest shipping cargo waterways since Tuesday, March 23.
The ship has been blocking the entire width of the Suez Canal for over 100 hours.
The Ever Given, the giant ship stuck in the Suez Canal, is still not freed and may not be for weeks.
And how long will it stay there?
The operation has so far been unsuccessful.
No timeline was given for free this huge ship blocking the Suez Canal.
The chairman of the canal authority hopes a dredging operation will free the ship in the next few days.
What caused the accident?
The only factors that we can be sure of right now are the winds and the sand storm.
According to the latest updates, officials confirmed that weather was not the main cause of the “Ever Given” getting stuck.
More than just strong winds caused the accident.
The operators of Egypt’s Suez Canal say technical or human error could have caused a huge container ship to run aground.
But while experts investigate, the ship still has to be freed.
What has been made to free the ship?
Engineers are working round the clock to refloat the Ever Given.
20,000 tons of sand have been removed from the area around the bow, and 9,000 tons of ballast water have been pumped out, in order to lighten the vessel.