On Tuesday, a huge cargo container ship got stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal causing a huge jam. Officials have warned that if it is not removed soon, the global supply from this route could be affected. Explain that the Suez eye connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. Giant container ship stuck in Suez Canal.
The ship named MV Ever Given carries the flag of Panama. The ship trades between Asia and Europe. It is not yet known how the ship got stuck in the canal. The company said in a statement that when the ship entered the Suez Canal from the Red Sea, it faced strong winds at the same time. An Egyptian official also said that the strong wind is the reason for the ship getting stuck in the canal. On Tuesday, strong winds were blowing in this area and there was a sandstorm. During this time winds were moving at a speed of 50 km per hour.
Bernhard Schult, who manages the Ever Give, said all crew members on the ship are safe. No injuries have been reported yet. According to MarineTraffic.com, the front of the ship is touching the eastern wall of the canal. While its rear is quite close to the western wall. Many small ships have gathered around it and are trying to pull it forward.
It may take two days to straighten the ship
Egyptian officials said it may take up to two days to straighten the Ever Given from small ships. The ship is stuck near the southern mouth of the canal near the city of Suez. There is a single lane for ships. Professor R. Mercogliano at Campbell University said, “The stranding of the ship can cause significant damage to trade between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.” Every day 50 cargo ships pass through the Suez Canal. With the closure of the canal, no ship will be able to travel from north to south. Giant container ship stuck in Suez Canal.
The ship is 400 meters long
The Ever Given ship sailed for Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Built-in 2018, the ship is 400 meters in length and 59 meters in width. The Suez Canal, which opened in 1869, is one of the routes for transporting oil, natural gas, and raw materials from east to west. 10% of the world’s trade is done through this route. Through this, Egypt’s revenue contributes significantly.