Grounding of “Ever Given” in Suez Canal.
The Suez Canal is the waterway connecting the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, with over 19,000 ships transiting through every year.
The 2018-built, Panama-flagged, 219,079 gt “Ever Given” was en-route from Yntian, China to Rotterdam, Netherlands, and was scheduled on 23rd Mar for the Northbound convoy to Port Suez.
Shortly after the North bound convoy of 15 ships entered the Canal, the 400m long ship has grounded and, as of 20:51 UTC ship is captured still aground in position Lat: 30° 01′ 03.5″ N, 032° 34′ 48.7 “E.
The traffic in both directions is reportedly blocked as several tugs are working to refloat the “Ever Given”.