Container ship set free after days stuck in Suez Canal, canal service says | USA TODAY

Container ship set free after days stuck in Suez Canal, canal service says | USA TODAY 1


One of the largest ships in the world was refloated and was moving through the Suez Canal on Monday after being grounded for seven days, authorities said.

Hopes heightened that hundreds of waiting ships would soon be sailing through the crucial global waterway. The stern of the Ever Given, which had been grounded about four yards from the bank, earlier had been swung more than 100 yards away, the Egyptian-owned Suez Canal Authority said in a statement.

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50 Comments on "Container ship set free after days stuck in Suez Canal, canal service says | USA TODAY"

  1. In my opinion
    How many billions us this going to cost me.

  2. Play Button With 0 Vids-READ MY BIO | March 29, 2021 at 12:40 PM | Reply

    I feel bad for all of the ships that decided to go the long way!

  3. DesertStateInEu | March 29, 2021 at 12:41 PM | Reply

    The global economy had a constipation there for a few days. Glad we didnt all go down the toilet.

  4. Play Button With 0 Vids-READ MY BIO | March 29, 2021 at 12:45 PM | Reply

    The captain is like- Can I try another U turn now!🤣

  5. Is there enough “0’s” for the price tag ? Lots of damage ! ! !

  6. And the name is now changed to “NEVER FORGIVEN”…

  7. It’s going for an inspection before it embarks on its journey.

  8. Too bad the truth about those containers couldn’t be exposed!

    • Warning Signs | March 29, 2021 at 5:11 PM | Reply

      @somthingbrutal let’s x-ray and find out who may be in those containers – why would a shipping container have seats and air compressors?

    • somthingbrutal | March 29, 2021 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      @Warning Signs because someone ordered them

    • Foxtrot Nine | March 29, 2021 at 8:11 PM | Reply

      @Warning Signs So you have no evidence. Pal, I think using an x ray would be a search, and you need probable cause to do a search.

    • Foxtrot Nine | March 29, 2021 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @Warning Signs Um, where exactly are you going with that whole seats and compressed air thing? Do you mean like in the shipping container itself? So what does the fact that were shipping conpressed air and seats prove? Or do you mean like not in the containers and on the ship itself? The crew need a place to sit. And compressed air has a lot of uses.

    • Foxtrot Nine | March 29, 2021 at 8:21 PM | Reply

      @Warning Signs So how does some conspiracy theorist being taken down prove that there are covert human smuggling operations in shipping containers?

  9. Looks to still not be actually moving. That’s what happens when you hire the captain of the Concordia for your ship.

  10. The effects of a time compounding problem are finally set on a plane, were all can pass. What ever you pay the salvage team ,It will come with a “thanks” you can’t pay

  11. BRICK HAWAII | March 29, 2021 at 2:28 PM | Reply

    Illegal people in container saying are we there yet?

  12. This is really a black eye for the University of Phoenix’s online ship’s captain program.

  13. Maricia Thompson | March 29, 2021 at 3:06 PM | Reply

    I found the whole ordeal entirely fascinating.

  14. John Boy's Garage | March 29, 2021 at 3:16 PM | Reply

    If microsoft had a ship simulator, this would’ve never happened.

    • Warning Signs | March 29, 2021 at 4:46 PM | Reply

      Bill Gates to the rescue – vaccine in hand!!~!

    • Dawnalee Bellis | March 29, 2021 at 6:32 PM | Reply

      Well, how many airplanes have we successfully landed on the Hudson waterway before someone decided to run the damn thing through the simulators. It usually only takes one very large mistake to wake everyone up. Run your simulations again next week to see if this scenario is there yet

  15. It was the mandatory required Suez Canal Pilot that was navigating the ship. This is because they are trained to handle large ships through the narrow canal. The Captain be like, ” WTF” did you just do ?

    • Dawnalee Bellis | March 29, 2021 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      60 years ago my father turned over his home – a mobile home –
      To a required transportation expert for a 90 mile trip through Idaho. As you guessed — this guy crashed my father’s home leaving everything inside blowing across the highway. His wife ( my mom) of 6 months was not amused . I feel for the captain of this vessel. It could have been much worse. Good job to all who worked so hard.

  16. Feteh Freundschaft | March 29, 2021 at 4:06 PM | Reply

    Finally the famous container ship, Ever Stuck , is free and on the move after being stuck in the Suez Canal for days.

  17. Judy Brezina | March 29, 2021 at 4:07 PM | Reply

    I read the headlines in my local paper about the ships waiting that had animals in them. I couldn’t bear to read the article. I got as far as 90K sheep in one hold.

  18. Ahmed Sallam | March 29, 2021 at 5:37 PM | Reply

    It’s a miracle from god and never happened before to rescue a giant ship without emptying it in 6 days. Thanks to all efforts from Egyptians and the Dutch

  19. Norman Silver | March 29, 2021 at 7:06 PM | Reply

    It will be interesting to see the outcome of a Marine Surveyor’s report after inspection at Bittersweet Lake. I think the vessel is grossly overladen.

  20. They need to “park” this container ship at Great Bitter Lake and have engineers do a major inspection of everything on this ship first.

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