The U.S. Navy is ready to do whatever it can Help float this boat.
The navy can be called in to free the container ship that closed the Suez Canal and disrupted global trade since Tuesday.
“A US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the Navy was ready to send a team of dredging experts to the canal, but was awaiting approval from the local authorities,” Reuters reported this morning.
The cargo ship Ever Given, registered in Panama and under German administration, weighs 224,000 tons and measures 1,300 feet, the height of the Empire State Building.
It was driven by strong winds. Various efforts to free the ship have since failed, although the ship moved for the first time on Saturday morning. According to the Egyptian authorities.
“Today, we were able to create an area of 18 meters deep and we believe that we will be able to restart the ship by today,” said Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, Osama Rabie. He said at a press conference today.
About 12 percent of global trade passes through the Suez Canal, according to The Jerusalem Post.
The ship Evergiven was involved in a collision with a boat in Hamburg, Germany in 2019, an accident also attributed to winds.
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