A largescale salvage operation has freed one of the world’s biggest containerships from blocking global trade through the Suez Canal, services firm Boskalis said Monday, enabling the resumed flow of maritime commerce through one of the world’s most important shipping arteries.
At high tide on Monday, a team of tugboats was able to dislodge the 20,000 TEU Ever Given’s bulbous bow from the bank of the canal where it had been stuck for nearly a week. The ship had been partially refloated earlier in the day after approximately 30,000 cubic meters of sand was dredged and 11 harbor tugs and two seagoing tugs Alp Guard and Carlo Magna were deployed to help free the grounded vessel.
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