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Suez Canal Crisis Completely Resolved by the Efforts of the Egyptians - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

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It was possible to remove the vessel from the shallows after the rescue teams recovered 27 thousand cubic meters. m of sand in which the container ship got stuck.

Suez Canal Crisis Completely Resolved by the Efforts of the Egyptians - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

The crisis situation arising from the grounded container ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal has been successfully resolved, despite enormous technical difficulties. This was announced on Monday on his Twitter account by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

“Today, the Egyptians have managed to end the Suez Canal delinquent ship crisis, despite the enormous technical complexity surrounding the process from all sides. Having restored the normal course of things by the hands of the Egyptians, the world can now be calm about the route of transportation of goods, ”the president said in a statement.

The container ship that got stuck across the Suez Canal six days ago was pulled off the shallows early Monday morning and brought to the fairway in the direction of the north. With the help of 17 tugs, the vessel was moved from the place where it ran aground with its bow. The success of the operation was facilitated by a one-meter rise in the water level in the canal provoked by the tide. Significant help was provided by powerful tug ALP GUARD with a bollard of 285 tons, which came from the Netherlands on Sunday evening.

Experts expect the tide to start closer to noon in order to tow the vessel to the middle of the channel on the rising water and take it to the lakes located north of the blocking point for technical inspection. Only after the container ship has completely cleared the passage through the canal, the movement of ships will begin. The authorities of this waterway of Egypt hope to fully restore navigation along the canal in three and a half days.

At present, about 400 ships are awaiting passage at the northern and southern entrances to the canal.

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