The container ship Ever Given, which last March got stuck in the Suez Canal for several days, blocking traffic both ways, entered Egypt’s water artery again. According to the Marine Traffic portal, the ship is on its way from Port Said, where it arrived on Thursday evening, to Ismailia. It is moving along the canal’s northern arm, which since 2014 has been open to traffic in both directions.
The Suez Canal Authority told TASS on Thursday the partly loaded container ship early Friday morning entered the canal’s shipping corridor as part of an Asia-bound northern convoy from Port Said. The Ever Given is escorted by two tugs (one ahead of it and one in the rear), both with experienced pilots on board.
The container ship on the way from Rotterdam entered Port Said late Thursday evening. It is scheduled to pass the Suez Canal on Friday. Special attention will be paid to the narrowest part of the Canal south of the Great and Small Bitter Lakes, where the incident with the ship occurred last March.
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