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Larger ships passed through the Suez Canal than Ever Given

The Suez Canal Administration announced that 113 of the 422 ships that accumulated in both directions of the Suez Canal passed through after the sea traffic opened.

Egyptian President Abdulfettah al-Sisi and Suez Canal Administration President Usame Rabi held a press conference at the Channel Administration’s building in Ismailia, after their examination of the Suez Canal’s navigation route.

Channel Administration President Rabi said that 113 of the 422 ships accumulated on both sides of the canal passed through after the rescue of Ever Given.

“We expect the accumulated ship crisis to come to an end in the next few days,” said Rabi.

Stating that the stranded container ship is not the largest ship ever to pass through the Suez Canal, Rabi stated that ships larger than Ever Given previously passed through the canal.

Rabi also added that 52 percent of the world’s ship types and sizes can pass through the Suez Canal, which is very high compared to the capacities of other canals in different parts of the world.

THANKS TO THE COUNTRIES FOR HELP OFFER FROM SİSİ

President Sisi also thanked all the countries that offered assistance for the rescue of the stranded ship.

Stating that the Suez Canal is rooted in global trade, Sisi stated that 12 percent of international trade is transported through the Suez Canal.

Egypt, Turkey, USA, and had gone to offer assistance for the rescue of giant container ships aground in the Suez Canal from many countries.

WHAT HAPPENED?

The giant container ship named Ever Given crashed into the shore in the Suez Canal on March 24, as a result of poor visibility due to sandstorm and bad weather.

As a result of the ship squeezing in the narrow channel and closing the passageway, long ship queues were formed on both sides of the channel and there were disruptions in crude oil and LNG shipments due to the cessation of sea traffic.

The Suez Canal Administration announced that after 6 days of work, the efforts to float the giant cargo ship were successfully completed and the canal was opened to maritime traffic.

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