“We are not finished yet, but it has moved”, - said Osama Rabiye, head of the Suez Canal Department, about the ship.
According to The Wall Street Journal, tugs continue to operate to keep the container ship moving through the canal.
Bloomberg points out that it is not yet clear exactly when the Suez Canal will be unblocked.
On March 27, the 400-meter overloaded container ship Ever Given was only slightly moved from its place after 220 thousand tons of sand were extracted from under its bow.
The blockage of the Suez Canal resulted in multibillion-dollar losses, economists said. In addition, the incident has an impact on world oil prices as it is transported from the Middle East largely through the Suez Canal.
At the same time, Russian experts explained by simple calculation that the ship could not but get stuck in the Suez Canal.