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Suez Canal: Tugboats sound horns as Ever Given container ship 'fully refloated'

Telegraph, 29 Mar 2021
The giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal was fully floated on Monday afternoon, according to the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), with footage shared online showing the vessel moving in the channel.

After hauling the fully laden 220,000-ton vessel over the canal bank, the salvage team was pulling the vessel toward the Great Bitter Lake, a wide stretch of water halfway between the north and south end of the canal, where the ship will undergo technical inspection, canal authorities said.

Satellite data from confirmed that the ship was moving away from the shoreline toward the center of the artery.

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