There are reports that a cargo ship stranded in the Suez Canal has been evacuated. In the video posted on social media on Monday, it can be seen that the route of the canal is open due to the rear end of the Ever Given ship.
At the same time, news agency Reuters has written that according to InchCap Shipping Services, this huge ship, trapped in the Suez Canal for about a week, has now started to float again and work is going on to make it in a standable condition.
InchCap, which provides global maritime services, said on Twitter, the ship started to float again at 4.30 am local time and is now in full operation. There are reports that a cargo vessel stranded in the Suez Canal has been evacuated.
The ship-tracking service vesselfinder has changed the status of the ship on its website and has now written that the ship is on the way.
The 400-meter-long Ever Given ship was stuck diagonally in the Suez Canal amid strong winds on Tuesday. Because of this, there was a situation of traffic jams on this shortest ship route between Europe and Asia
At least 369 ships were waiting for the canal to open. Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chairman Osama Rabi told Egyptian Extra News on Sunday that there were several cargo ships, oil tankers and ships carrying ANG or LPG gas.
Egyptian Lath Agencies, which provide transit services in Suez, tweeted that the ship has been partially re-floated, with official confirmation pending from the Suez Canal Authority.
At the same time, according to Reuters, the price of crude oil has come down after the news of the ship started to float again.
The Suez Canal Authority had earlier said in a statement that the work of pulling the ship out has been resumed. On Sunday, the teams engaged in the efforts to evacuate had speeded up their work.
After long efforts by tugboats and dredgers, a great success has been achieved in getting the ship out.
After failing to evacuate the ship for several days, the Canal Administration on Sunday began preparations to remove about 20,000 containers from the ship to reduce weight.