The Ever Given was refloated in the early hours of Monday morning according to Inchcape Shipping Services.
A total of 15 tugs were used in an overnight operation, making the most of a spring tide. Dredging around the the bow area overnight had given the waterway’s eastern bank a depth of 18m to facilitate the floatation of the ship.
Shoei Kisen, the ship’s Japanese owner, told Japanese newswire Nikkei that the bow of the Ever Given has “turned slightly.”
MaritimeDirect is following the situation closely