The delinquent Panamanian container ship EVER GIVEN has started to float successfully after the mega vessel responded to the latest tugging maneuvers, Admiral Osama Rabie, the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, announced on Monday morning.
The ship’s course was significantly modified by 80%, with the stern moving away from the shore by 102 meters instead of 4 meters, Rabie said.
The tugging maneuvers are scheduled to resume again on Monday as the water level rises to a maximum height in the period from 11:30am to reach 2 meters, allowing the ship's course to be completely modified in the waterway.
Rabie added that navigation in the Suez Canal will resume once the vessel is fully floated and directed to the Bitter Lakes region for technical examination.
Screenshot of real time position displayed by VesselFinder showing Ever Given close to be in a parallel position to the Suez Canal’s bank