Tugs cannot free the container ship

A crashed container ship continued to block the Suez Canal on Wednesday evening. Ten tugs initially tried in vain to free the approximately 400-meter-long ship from its banked position in one of the most important waterways in the world. The industry service provider GAC corrected earlier information in the afternoon, according to which the “Ever Given” had been partly made afloat again.

Photos showed how excavators tore earth and rock from the edge of the canal at the bow of the ship. The oil price also rose by about six percent because of the accident. According to an insider, the work should continue at night, as far as the weather permits. According to the authorities, the freighter ran aground on Tuesday because the captain had poor visibility due to a sand storm.

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