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Questions being asked after box ship runs aground blocking Suez Canal
28 Mar, 2021

UPDATE: Efforts to free the 20,388 teu containership Ever Given, which ran aground in the Suez Canal late Tuesday, resumed this morning after tugs were forced abandon the operation yesterday due to continuing high winds.

However, tugs were unable to free the stricken vessel at high tide today and dredging vessels have been deployed to help the refloating attempts.

A statement late last night from the vessel's manager, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), said: "Dredgers are working to clear sand and mud from around the vessel to free her. Tugboats in conjunction with Ever Given's winches are working to shift the vessel

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