If the Suez Canal had two lungs, it would hold its breath from news received yesterday by a site that monitors the movement of more than 240 thousand ships daily in the world, according to what VesselFinder describes itself in his accounts on the communication sites.
It was mentioned that the ship that ran aground last March and closed the Suez Canal, and caused global navigational terrorism for 6 days, during which Egypt incurred hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, which is the Ever Given hoisting the Panama flag, will arrive tomorrow evening, Saturday, to pass again through the canal.
The data reported by the site by monitoring so far the movement of the ship, which is described as one of the largest in the world to transport containers, according to what “Al Arabiya.net” read in its biography, indicates that it sailed from the Malaysian port of Tanjung Pelepas, loaded last November 30 at full capacity, and arrived in the evening Yesterday, Thursday, the Strait of Bab al-Mandab separating Yemen and the African coast, and began to cross it, heading across the Red Sea to the Suez Canal at a speed of 20.5 knots, or 38 kilometers per hour, carrying various goods of thousands of tons, mostly from China to Europe.
Days of giant jams
The ordeal of “Ever Given”, which was made by a Japanese company with a width of 59 and a length of 400 meters, and which began sailing only 3 years ago, made headlines in the media almost all over the world, when it swept the morning of last March 23 in the Suez Canal, through which 10% of global trade passes, for reasons of It is disputed so far, and the presented video talks about it.
One of those reasons, made the ship deviate in the canal from its course, until its two ends were stuck in its banks, which caused its complete closure, and forcing 400 other ships to stop in giant traffic jams, which lasted for about a week at the canal’s northern and southern banks, and what it caused did not end. From global navigational and commercial terror, only after the Egyptian authorities used giant excavators, and summoned 15 boats to withdraw them and liberate the canal from it.
After that, the Suez Canal Authority detained her for 3 months, during which she negotiated compensation for delays with insurance companies, as well as with the owners and operators of the ship that had previously collided on February 9, 2019 with a 25-meter ferry belonging to the German company HADAG, and caused severe damage to it near the port of Medina Hamburg, therefore, the Canal Authority must have prepared for it, and taken measures to ensure its passage without problems.