Suez Z, Egypt (AP) – Experts boarded a huge container ship stranded on the side of the Suez Canal on Tuesday before being evacuated as questions revolved about the reasons that shook the global freight industry և clogging one of them. the most vital waterways in the world.
Ever Given was safely anchored in the Great Bitter Lake on Tuesday, a wide section of water between the northern and southern ends of the canal, after rescue teams finally managed to finally release the skyscraper-sized ship on Monday afternoon. The shipwreck stopped billions of dollars a day in maritime trade.
The senior Al Can pilot, speaking on condition of anonymity because he did not have the right to speak to reporters, told the Associated Press that experts were looking for signs of damage and were trying to determine the cause of the ship’s foundation.
He said that without elaborating, the engineers were studying the engines of a Japanese-owned Panama-flagged ship transporting it from Asia to Europe to determine when it could sail directly to the Netherlands.
The containers were seen from the city of Suez, sailing north of the pipeline. The Suez Canal service provider Leth Agence said more than 30 ships awaiting the release of Ever Give had already left the canal for the Red Sea as the waterway opened for navigation at 6pm on Monday.
As of Tuesday morning, more than 300 ships were waiting at both ends of the Suez Canal և in the Great Bitter Lake for permission to continue navigating to their destinations, Leth reports.
The head of the Suez Canal, Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie, told reporters Monday that naval activity could return to its mid-level in four days to the base of the Ever Giver.
The ship’s owner, Shoye Kissen, said on Tuesday that it would be part of the investigation along with other parties, although they did not know their names. It also refused to discuss the possible causes of the accident, including the alleged high speed and other errors, saying it could not comment on the ongoing investigation.
The company added that it is assumed that any damage to the ship is mainly on the ground. Shoei Kisen said it was not immediately clear whether the ship would be repaired in Egypt or elsewhere, or whether it would eventually return to its original destination of Rotterdam. It is not the ship’s owner who decides, but its operator, the company says.
On Monday, the tug-of-war fleet, assisted by a tidal wave, shattered the Ever Given arc from the sandy shore of the canal, which had been firmly entrenched since March 23. Troubles rejoiced in their horns as they led the given eternity. water after days of uselessness that has taken over the world, provoking attention and mocking social media.
Analysts expect it will take at least 10 days to clear the congestion at both ends of the Suez Canal.
Ever Given crashed on the shores of a single canal about 6 miles (3.7 miles) north of the southern entrance to the city of Suez. It created a massive congestion that kept the $ 9 billion a day in global trade and tense supply chains already burdened by the coronavirus epidemic.
At least 367 vessels carrying crude oil to cattle were stranded waiting to cross the canal. Dozens of others have taken a long, alternate route around Cape of Hope in the southern tip of Africa. A 5,000-kilometer (3,100-mile) detour that costs ships hundreds of thousands of dollars in fuel and other expenses.
The Al Canal is a source of national pride for Egypt և a decisive source of income և President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi praised Monday’s events after days of silence over the blockade.
“Egyptians have managed to end the crisis,” he wrote on Facebook, “despite the enormous technical complexity.”
The crisis around Ever Given has focused on a potential trade route that accounts for more than 10% of world trade, including 7% of world oil. More than 19,000 ships carrying Chinese-made consumer goods բարել millions of barrels of oil և liquefied natural gas flow from the Middle East և Asia to Europe և North America.
The unprecedented downturn, fueled by fears of long delays by consumers, shortages of goods and rising costs, has raised new questions about the global supply-demand supply industry, which is under epidemic pressure.
Associated Press writer Marie Yamaguchi of Tokyo contributed to this report.